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Parable of the Talents

Parable of the Talents. Mironov

Luke 19:10 (KJV) For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.


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Removing the Mists

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When the ground is misty, when it is foggy, it is hard to see.  It is hard to make out the details.

In today’s world, there is a bit of fogginess in the church’s attitude toward politics.  It is difficult to make generalizations, because there are exceptions to the rule, but it is necessary to point out two very different streams of thought.

Because of these streams, there are different approaches to the same events.

One stream of thought is that prophecy is focused primarily on a spiritual kingdom, the coming of the kingdom of God.  Jesus is coming again (which He is) and the focus with this stream is only or primarily on the spiritual aspects of the kingdom…ye must be born again.

Now everyone does need to be born again to enter into the kingdom of God.  Being born of the spirit of God is the only way to become God’s child.

Your child may live next door to another family, but you birthed the child, and the child is yours.

So it is with God.  Every person born of God must be born of God going through the born again experience.

Your child did not become your child by means of works, but by birth.  Now, your child might do things for you as a member of the family…make the bed, take out the trash, help clean the house or yard, but those works do not make the child a member of the family.  Those works are the outcome of already being a member of the family.

The child was born into your house.

So it is with the family of God.  Each person must individually be born into the family of God.

There is a lot of theological understanding related to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and what He came to do, but certainly one of the things Jesus came to do was to open the door to redemption; Jesus came to make it possible for an individual to reconnect with God through the born again experience.

This is extremely important.  It is the most important event to occur in a person’s life on this earth.  There is nothing, no amount of fame, fortune, financial blessing, business success, family notarity or anything else that is more important than being born again.

It has been said that God has no grandchildren.  What does this mean?

Even if your mother, your father, your immediate relatives are born again, that does not make you part of God’s family by family connection.  You must be born again yourself.

A lot of time is being spent on this point as it is the most important thing.

That said, there is a prophetic stream that focuses mainly on this alone, the spiritual kingdom only, the new birth only.

There is another stream of prophetic thought, a historic stream.  This stream of thought also believes in the importance of being born again.

In addition, this stream also believes that the righteousness, the blessings, the knowledge, the awareness of the kingdom of heaven should begin to permeate and affect the kingdoms of this earth.  In other words, there is an outward focus of bringing the kingdom of heaven outwardly into the kingdoms of this world.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Therefore, those who align more with this stream of thought are concerned about righteous candidates in office, voting, righteous school boards, and things of this earth, as well as the importance of evangelism and being born again.

By understanding these two different streams of thoughts  it helps lift the fog.

Related:  https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-11-06-godly-people-running-for-public-office-important.html

 


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Blood Red Moon

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Joel 2:1  Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.

7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:

8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.

9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

11 And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

12 Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

14 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the Lord your God?

15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:

16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

17 Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?

18 Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people.

19 Yea, the Lord will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:

20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.

21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.

22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.

32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.

 

Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.

Repost by Permission: Trump Tells Supporters To “Get Ready” As “Blood Red Moon” Over America Election Nears

Regardless of what you know or think about the election fraud of 2020 (and it has occurred prior to that, it was just more obvious in 2020), you need to vote. Vote Republican. Are they perfect? No.

But the other side is trying to destroy the economy, castrate your children, turn your children and grandchildren transgender, abort your babies, remove your freedoms and destroy your nation.

It takes an overwhelming tsunami of Republican votes to overcome the fraud of the algorithms and the mules. If you don’t know what that means, just vote Republican anyway.

I watched more than one multi-hour symposium|explanation of how the 2020 election was stolen. Cyber-experts were among those that explained what happened. Very, very, very smart people were there and explained what happened. It was stolen. But because freedom is being stolen in this nation, you may or may not know of what I speak.

The bottom line is, because of how they do it, an overwhelming surge of Republican voters is necessary if there is any hope of overcoming the fraud.

Why didn’t you hear about it, you may ask?

Even Fox News would not touch it at the time.

The problem with sitting on the fence is that it is not a place of safety. While people who know things and could do things, don’t, for fear of “whatever”, and in the case of a news agency, it would be fear of losing advertisers, the enemy, not having any opposition, since those who could oppose the enemy of freedom are sitting on the fence, the enemy takes ground.

Then all of sudden then things are “really bad” because everyone has sat on the fence for so long, all of sudden people begin to activate and resist. Prior to this, they sat on the fence, hoping someone else would take care of things as they didn’t want to stick their necks out and incur any loss…whether that meant the lying mainstream press saying meanie things about them, or friends shunning them, or not being invited to dinner parties, or being ostracized at work…whatever.

Look, I can be as dismissive of the Republicans as anybody. I know there are RINOs and some bad ones among them. Don’t vote for the RINOs.

This election cycle, there are some who are running as Independents who are either RINOs or Democrats in disguise. You have to know who you are voting for. Don’t go to places like CNN for your news.

Tucker Carlson, Hannity, and a lot of the more independent non-mainstream truth tellers can give you better information about the candidates.

This is the final stand. If you want a future, and a future for your children, throw the Democrats out at every level of government.

Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat, recently switched from the Democrat to the Republican Party as the Democrat party of today is not the party of JFK.  Read her story if you don’t know it.   Democrats in other places are supporting Republicans because they recognize their own party has gone haywire.

Do not vote Democrat just because you always have. While men slept, an enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat.  The Democrats have been radicalized.  Is that what you want? The Democrats have had control since the stolen election of 2020. Are you better off? Do you want more of the same?

I mentioned this once before. Before the 2020 election I did a lot of calling for the Republicans. People would ask me, how are we doing, who is the favorite? I would say, Trump. But I would add a caveat…Trump is the favorite, but the people who are on the other side are way more aggressive, way more radical, way more rabid to get their own way.

Too often there is a “good old boys’ club” mentality on the side of the conservatives. Politics is treated somewhat as a bar-b-que. We get together with friends of like mind. We enjoy the speeches. But we don’t get too radical. We want to be perceived as the “nice guys”.

That attitude leads to reaching across the aisle and shaking hands and making deals with radicals who simply say, “thank you very much” and go on to take the power and good will offered them and go on to destroy the nation.

Why do we do this?

Everything has a cause and many times that cause gets lost in the annals of history.

The bottom line, if you want to trace things out, is that we no longer walk by the admonitions of the Old Testament which was very strict at removing evil at a judicial level.

Jesus, on a personal level, admonished love of neighbor. In other words, don’t apply the legislative process against your neighbor. Seek to work it out in love.

For example, when Rand Paul had the incident of yard work, rather than the neighbor breaking his ribs and nearly killing Rand Paul, the neighbor could have worked it out in another way.

But when it comes to government, and government officials, and delegated authority, you need to operate in line with removing evil. Authority is delegated by the people to those in government, or school boards, and that authority is to be used in line with the will of the people. And the will of the people should collectively be in line with the will of God, the principles of scriptures.  This is why the United States needs to remain true to its Christian founding.

In other words, you don’t teach transgenderism in the schools. You don’t castrate children. You don’t teach that it is okay to go into stores and steal. You don’t teach that it is okay to murder. You don’t teach that it is okay to destroy life and property.  That is what happens when you don’t live by Christian principles based on the Bible.

At that point of the overturning of the values of preservation of life and property and the traditional family, the legal system that is put in place to safeguard society has to kick in and operate. Otherwise, there is no society, there is no law and order.

You don’t turn the other cheek when someone is standing there with a knife threatening to castrate your children.

But in the “good old boys’ mentality” we have not really thought these things out carefully. The church is afraid to examine them because they don’t want any trouble with the state.  We don’t examine these questions in light of history and scriptures, at least in most churches.

I have seen Archbishop Vigano of the Catholic Church tackle this, but he is the rare exception.

That leaves it to independent authors, bloggers, podcasters and the such who will touch on these topics from time to time. And this is why you need freedom of speech.

Someone’s gotta say it even if some others are too afraid to say it.

Treading water in the “good old boys’ society” has brought us to where we are today.

We have to throw out the Democrats. If it were a matter of votes only, I wouldn’t be concerned.

Votes only put Trump in in 2020, but how did that turn out?

Its not how the people vote, but how the votes are counted, and if you have to take multiple days to count the votes, something else is going on.

If electronic voting was put in for speed of counting votes, then it has failed.

Electronic voting, whatever the buzzwords used to put it in were, was not put in place for speed, safety, or security.

Electronic voting allows for cheating, stealing, and the manipulation of votes.

Security paper ballots and voting done on one day makes for a secure election.

Don’t tell me that counting paper ballots will take longer than the current system where they keep counting until they get the outcome they want.

As stated before, it is an overwhelming tsunami of voters that can help prevent the various means of cheating. And there is more than one way that cheating occurs.

Vote Republican. Do not stay home.

Even if you are cynical about Republicans, still, vote for them. They are the best chance we have.


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Psalm 89

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Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,

4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.

6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?

7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.

11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

12 The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.

16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

17 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.

18 For the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.

22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;

31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;

32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.

36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.

39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.

41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.

42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.

45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

46 How long, Lord? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

49 Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?

50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;

51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Lord; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

52 Blessed be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and Amen.

 


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Died Suddenly

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I really struggle with how to present this, not because I am not familiar with the material, but because I have a sense of the background of the viewing audience and I recognize some of the cognitive dissonance I need to deal with in order for comprehension to come.

A lot of why the church wants to ignore this kind of material is because they are banking on the Second Coming of Christ happening soon, so they don’t want to have to look at certain things in society.

And when they ignore certain things, they are in danger of destroying themselves and their children.

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

 

Historically, every time a generation keyed in on “this is the Second Coming of Christ”, I won’t say that they were misled, because in one respect, certain things did happen prophetically, but it didn’t happen “like they thought”.

How often has Jesus appeared and people did not recognize him?

  • The scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’s day, with the exception of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimethea, did not recognize him.  There may have been others that recognized him, but I’m going by what we are told in scripture.
  • When Jesus arose in the garden, Mary thought he was a gardener.
  • The disciples walking on the road to Emmaeus did not recognize him until their eyes were opened.
  • Peter and the disciples, after they had returned to fishing, did not at first recognize the Lord.
  • And then there’s Saul, who was “trembling and astonished”  when he realized he had been fighting God… Acts 9:4 And he (Saul) fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?  5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.  6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

And even today, how many times do we not recognize Jesus?

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.[emphasis mine]

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.

 

And even as I write this it struck me that this is sandwiched between the parables of the Five Wise and Foolish Virgins, the  parable of the talents, and the coming Crucifixion.   In other words, it is in one of the chapters considered to be “end time” teachings.

Jesus could have spoken this teaching way earlier during his ministry, but he sprinkled it in among mention of the last times.  That’s something to consider.  Jesus never did anything accidentally, but always on purpose as to timing.

Purpose.

Should the church define its purpose as only related to church-centered activities?  How should it relate to some of the current issues of the day?

I think there is a danger of the church becoming irrelevant if it cannot at least make the correspondences of how the very battle that began in the garden…satan seeking to separate man from God, satan seeking to divide man from God…is still happening today.

Otherwise, the Bible seems to be, to the casual observer, a bunch of “old stories”.  But actually, it is history in the making, that began in the garden, and has continued until this day.  It is, in truth, the Word of God to mankind and when treated as such, proves itself.

Obedience is the key that unlocks the door.

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

 

The unbeliever stands outside of the door of obedience and therefore cannot have the witness within himself or experience the manifestation of the presence and power of God.

I attempt on this blog to show how the Bible is relevant to what we are dealing with everyday.  Because for people to come to Jesus, they must realize that Jesus and the Bible are relevant to everything we are dealing with every day.  And, with the help of Jesus, and promises of God, we have heavenly help in dealing with these things.  Unbelievers stand outside of the promises of God and cannot hope for help.

It is not that God is unwilling to help, but the beginning point of receiving help from God is becoming a child of God and being born again, being born into God’s family.   And then, follow after the Lord in obedience.

You gotta be adopted into the family for the family name and benefits.

And what are we dealing with today?  And how is God and the Bible relevant to it?  Here are a few things.

  • the Covid vax
  • transgender agendas infiltrating the schools
  • depopulation
  • the Great Reset
  • propaganda
  • 1984

How can a Christian, or non-Christian for that matter, make any sense of this in light of the Bible?  How do you make the Bible relevant to all this?

Briefly, if that is even possible, let’s try to show how the Bible is relevant.

The Covid vax…the thief (satan) comes not but for to steal, kill, and destroy.  That’s what the vax does, it steals, kills and destroys.  So, the ultimate origin is satan.  The vax even has snake venom in it.

Transgender agendas infiltrating the schools…what does God think of it?  How can we know?  We can know because in the beginning God made them male and female and said to be fruitful and multiply.  God never changed that.   To be fruitful and multiply requires a male and a female.  So transgender agendas are out.

Depopulation…God said to fill the earth.  So let’s do what God says and when we have obeyed God, He will tell us the next step.  We have not obeyed.

The Great Reset…this is a depopulation of the world the Lord God has made.  It is in direct contradiction to the purposes of the Lord God.  Therefore, it does not come from the Lord God of the Bible.

Propaganda…the Bible talks about the false prophet.  The false prophet is the father of propaganda.

1984…this book details out an atheistic world, a dictatorship under an atheistic world.  This is contrary to the kingdom of heaven under the Lordship and Kingship of Jesus Christ.  So we know that a “1984 world” is not the world that God wants.

In other words,  with everything that the world throws at you, you have to find your answer in the Bible, in the Word of God.  If you don’t, satan will seek to take you out one way or another.

The answer is not sticking your head in the sand pretending that these things are not happening, or, focusing on the Second Coming of Christ hoping it will create the “time out” from all the chaos.

God calls us to protect the little children.  How will we protect them if we deny that attempts to propagandize and mutilate them through transgenderism is happening in the schools, hospitals and states?

If we ignore these things and pretend they are not going on, and do not recognize they are from satan, then that puts us in danger of coming under their power.

You have to resist the devil and how can you resist what you won’t recognize?

We are still here.  We have to deal with things as they are.  We are here in Christ’s stead.

Until the Second Coming of Christ happens in a way recognized by all mankind, we are here on the earth.  The heavens belong to the Lord.  The earth He has given to the children of men.

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

 

It is our responsibility to deal with things on the earth.

Don’t blame God for what is happening on the earth.  He gave the earth to mankind.  Jesus gave His Name, His Blood, His authority, his power, his promises, his Holy Spirit, his commission to his disciples.

So it’s our job to get off the couch and do something.

With all that said, here is the link to Died Suddenly. (click through to the article and watch the video).

Warning…it is very raw and graphic and not for children.


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The Need for Discipline is Not Emphasized in Today’s World

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In today’s world, an emphasis is put on participation awards and on “warm and fuzzy” feelings for everyone.

People who can’t handle the least bit of toughness are called “snowflakes” because they melt down easily.

Recently, a college professor was fired because the students said that he was too hard on them.

I’ve viewed a fair share of awards ceremonies, of all kinds, and I have yet to see anyone say, “I want to thank fill in the name; or….I stand here today  successful because he/she taught me to be “again, fill in the blank with some undisciplined form of behavior”.   

Undisciplined behavior?  No, that never happens.  It is always discipline that wins the day.

Always, if any credit is given, it is to the person who aided another in becoming more disciplined, more virtuous, taught them to work harder, strive better, develop their talents more.  Credit goes to hard work, not to wasting.

Jesus calls people to be disciples.  Disciples comes from the same root word as discipline.  It can also mean a learner, but if it means learning only, without doing, it falls short.

I can learn how to work gym equipment, but if I don’t actually develop a habit of going to the gym and using the equipment, knowledge alone won’t do me any good.

I can learn how to plant a garden, but if I don’t actually do the work to prepare the soil and plant and weed and take care of the garden, the knowledge won’t produce fruit.

Jesus put an emphasis on doing.

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.

 

One of the disciplines is lifestyle.  One reason people struggle in life is that they don’t order their lifestyle according to the Word of God.

God’s Word explains how the universe is ordered.  When we walk in those ways, life is easier.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

 

In today’s world, there is so much that is out of harmony with the Word of God that it takes ongoing personal Bible study, prayer, group Bible study, going to church, and ongoing growth to continue to change to conform our ways and words to the ways of God.

One of the things that is a problem today, that was probably not a problem at the time of the Patriarchs, is that the food is so degraded that it affects energy levels.  Abraham probably didn’t have to study about “healthy lifestyles” as living a pastoral life close to nature, the food and water was wholesome.  The term probably didn’t exist at that time.  Eating God’s food from nature was a “healthy lifestyle”.

Moses started his ministry at 80 and ended at 120.  He was walking in the wilderness for 40 years.  And have you ever thought about him carrying those stones with the inscribed commandments?  He couldn’t have been out of shape.  Actually, he did it twice as he smashed the first ones in anger, so the labor was twice as long.  More could be said as well.

In addition to everything else, it is no longer an option to ignore lifestyles.  And, not only do we have to learn to eat correctly, food is often grown on denatured soil, so it doesn’t contain the full nutrition that is  needed.

Men have to be aware of the problems of low-T which will keep them from being the guardians and protectors of the home, the family, and nation.

Women have to know how to have a healthy lifestyle to have healthy babies.

People need energy to work, to do, to accomplish the purposes God has for them.

These kinds of studies are no longer optional.

When you find good information, you need to save it, as the censorship is becoming greater and the article you can easily find today, you may not be able to find tomorrow in the search engine.

Because of censorship, because of the cancel culture, I am not going to expand on this topic, except to say that it is very important.

It is connected with the question of discipleship.  If you want the energy to get up and do what the Lord directs you to do, you need be be healthy and energetic.  For  your children to learn effectively, they need the right fuel in their bodies.

Ignorance is not bliss.


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Nicodemus Asks Jesus About Being Born Again

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John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.


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Sowing and Reaping

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The term “sowing and reaping” is a familiar one.  It is often used in preaching, almost to the point of seeming gimmicky.

But actually, it is a fundamental principle.  It is dangerous to ignore the principle simply because it is a familiar topic.

It is one thing to know something, it is another to put it into practice.

Noah on the ark is a type of salvation.

Once Noah came off the ark, the first principle God established, after Noah gave an offering, was that of sowing and reaping.

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

 

Genesis 8:15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,

16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.

17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him:

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

20 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

 

When it is said that “Jesus did it all”,  it is necessary to understand that there is a difference between being born again and afterward growing into the life in Christ.   In the sense of being born again, it is true that Jesus did it all.  No baby births itself.  The ability to be born of the spirit of God is because of the redemptive work of Christ.   It is impossible to work one’s way to heaven.  You must be born again.

But once a baby is born, it grows, or should grow.

Likewise, a newborn “babe in Christ” should grow.

I Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

 

Part of growing in Christ is learning to walk in God’s ways.  Sowing and reaping is a mainstay of the kingdom of heaven.  There are many forms of sowing:  time, treasure, talent, words, prayer.

Even the world recognizes that if you want your ship to come in, you first have to send it out.

Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.


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Times of Ignorance

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Acts 17:30 (KJV) And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

 

By now you should know how dangerous the Covid jab is.  It is not a vaccination in the true sense of the word.  A true vaccination is created under the auspices of the Hippocratic Oath, “do no harm”.  These jabs do harm.  If you are not aware of that  yet, study information at this site.  http://shineonhealth.com

This jab is dangerous for children.  Again, study the information.  Don’t just blindly do what you are told as various groups have been captured for the purposes of The Great Reset.  If you don’t know what that is, buy the bestseller book by Alex Jones, The Great Reset and the War for the World.  You can buy it at Amazon or the Infowars news website, which is funded by sales of books, videos, and health supplements.  https://infowarsstore.com

The reason the scripture about snake venom is listed is because snake venom is part of the jab.

Covid 19 and Snake Venom

 

Acts 28:1 (KJV) And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.

2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.

3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.

4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.

5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

 

The reason the above scripture is listed is because this scripture, along with others believers should be familiar with, can be presented to God on the “necessity and authority of His Word” (see below), with a request for mercy and healing.

The questions of faith and the promises of God is taught on extensively by various sites listed at the site linked below, so nothing more will be said in this article.  Learn from others who have the call and focus to focus on that particular aspect of teaching.

 

Psalm 34:4 (Classic Amplified) I sought (inquired of) the Lord and required Him [of necessity and on the authority of His Word], and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

 

In addition to doing all you can spiritually, do all you can naturally.  Here is the title of an informative article, from The Epoch Times.  It is a  paid subscrption newspaper, so only the title is listed here.  To read more, get a subscription from them.

Spike Protein Disrupting Immunity in Millions After COVID Infection or Vaccination: Here’s How It’s Being Treated

 

 


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Give Honor to Whom Honor is Due

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When I saw this article, I felt it necessary to make mention of it here, give honor to whom honor is due.

It is the first time in a long while that I have had the sense that a man/men (in the generic sense of being the protector of children) stood up and decided to do something.

Now I know there are those who will say, “what about….“, and I agree, there are others who have been bearing the labor and heat of the day for a long time.

But in terms of a changing of the guard, a changing of the wind of the Spirit, the wind bloweth where it listeth and thou hearest the sound thereof, for some reason, this particular article struck me in the spirit as being pivotal.

Traditionally, men have protected women and children.

There has been a battle against men.  It started with feminists, but the SAD (Standard American Diet) has not helped either.  The SAD has lowered testosterone.   Newscaster Tucker Carlson ran a special about low-T men.

This article portends to good things in the future, a revival of men  taking care of the children, pro-actively guarding the safety of children.

We talk about revival but there also needs to be a revival of the basics, the basic charges that God gave to mankind in Genesis.

Because if the children and women aren’t taken care of, humanity ceases.

There seems to be a trend of “he who dies with the most toys, wins”, or “he who has the shortest workweek, wins”, or “he who has the biggest mansion, wins”, or “he who has the biggest portfolio, wins”.

God’s first commandment was to be fruitful and multiply.  God values souls.  God’s valuation system is different than ours.  And since God’s kingdom extends beyond what happens on this earth, we should find out what the values of that kingdom are and focus our energies there.

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 

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.

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

 

We are in a test and trial on this earth and however much we align ourselves with God’s kingdom, we will experience that, good or bad, after death.

Salvation, being born again, is a unique experience that comes by way of the Holy Spirit.  No baby births itself.

However, just like on the human, natural plane, rewards are a matter of effort and, in God’s kingdom, obedience and alignment to the purposes of God.

We can know that the globalists, who want to depopulate the earth to 1 billion people, are not listening to the Lord God of the Bible.  Paul said there are gods many, and lords many…in other words, demons and satan who work in opposition to the one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ.

I Corinthians 8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

 

So the depopulators are anti-God and anti-God’s first commandment to mankind.

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.

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

 

As for the issue of “too many people”, don’t you think that God who created the universe and resurrected Jesus from the dead can take care of numbers of people?

It is not an issue at this point; we don’t need to worry about too many people.  The globalists who want to destroy mankind are are using the toxic vax, the shutdown of economies and the food supply chain, weather warfare and more to depopulate the earth.

The globalists want land, money, power, and resources for themselves; “more people” means “less for them”.  Behind them, is a dark satanic agenda.

People say that Jesus will come and take care of it.

Until Jesus is here, the only people to represent him are those who serve in the name of Jesus.

God calls his disciples, his followers, to be faithful and obedient.

 


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Update

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In today’s technological world, we are used to the word “update”. It means that there has been an upgrade to something…the computer, the phone, the software, and to stay current, you need to hit the “update” button and let the update “do its thing” to keep you current.

Updates don’t change the underlying program. It just brings the underlying program up to the most current version.

Likewise, as we read the Bible, it is necessary to let the Holy Spirit update the terminology of yesteryear into what is current today.

The Bible may have been written years ago, but the underlying principles and truths are the same.

There can be a tendency to say…that becomes something is old…it no longer matters. Nothing is farther from the truth.

Remember years ago there was a book titled, “All I Learned I Learned in Kindergarten”?  The point is, some principles never go out of style no matter how long ago they were taught or learned.

Principles of gardening and farming are basically the same now as they were hundreds of years ago. Machinery might be more modern. Fencing might be upgraded. But the principles are the same. And when you get down to it, often there is a return to the most basic principles that are older, rather than modernized, because the smaller, more organic, richer soil version of farming is better than the strip farming of today using multiple pesticides and GMOs.  But the basic points of preparing the soil, planting seeds properly, in the correct season, as well as principles of correct light, water, and weeding, all work today as they did hundreds of years ago.

So when the reading the Bible, instead of skipping over the things that seem to be outdated, ask the Holy Spirit how they apply today.  For example, here are some verses.

Acts 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

Exodus 34:15 Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;

Exodus 22:20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

Leviticus 17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.

 

At first glance, the reaction might be, like what’s this?    How does this apply today?  Idols?  Sacrifices unto devils?   And what’s fornication?  We don’t hear that word any more.

I like to use the King James Version as it can be referenced through Strong’s Concordance that will give you the Greek and Hebrew meanings of words.  A good dictionary, an older one that is not “woke”, helps as well.  It helps you understand the older version of the Bible.  The newer versions are good for a quicker comprehension, but you can miss some things relying only on them that you might grasp if you do a little digging in an older version.  There is some “pay dirt” when you do some deeper studies.

Back to…how does this apply today?  It is imperative to spend time every day in the Bible, seeking the Lord, as to how it applies today.  The Holy Spirit can use the same verse multiple ways for correction and direction.

One way that sacrifices are being offered to idols is through the COVID vax shot, the jab that kills or maims adults and children, and may cause miscarriages and infertility.  For many more details on all these things, visit this site:  http://shineonhealth.com

How is this connected to idols? or to sacrificing to a god other than the Lord?

The history of this world is as it is detailed in Genesis.  God created the world and man, Adam.  He gave dominion of the world to Adam.  Satan, who prior to this had been a high ranking being in heaven and who was thrown out for trying to take the throne of God, then came to the earth and warred against God’s man, Adam.  Basically, if satan couldn’t destroy God, he would try to destroy what God created.

Jesus said, in reference to satan, that the thief comes not but for to steal, kill, and destroy.  

So what started in the garden has continued until this day and will continue until the final Second Coming of Christ.  But meanwhile, we have to contend with an invisible enemy who is always seeking to steal, kill, and destroy and who is behind the negative things of this world and works through people, who instead of serving the Lord Jesus Christ, serve satan.  They may not realize that that is what is happening because the Bible says:

II Corinthians 4:4 (KJV) 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.

 

In any case, the Bible says that my people are destroyed by lack of knowledge.   Therefore, it behooves us to educate ourselves and seek the Lord for guidance.

The bottom line is in order to not be destroyed by lack of knowledge and in order for your children to not be destroyed for lack of knowledge, you need to really understand what you are up against.  Financial interests control the mainstream media; even now, not everyone really understands what is happening.

Here is more information.

Modern Day Child Sacrifice

http://biblequestionsblog.com/repost-empty-chairs-at-empty-tables-from-les-miserables-cormac-thompson-cover-charity-single/


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Scientific Evidence Supports the Existence of God


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Ezekiel Chapters 33 & 34

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Engraved illustration of the “chariot vision” of the Biblical book of Ezekiel, chapter 1, after an earlier illustration by Matthaeus (Matthäus) Merian (1593-1650)

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Ezekiel 33:1 (KJV) Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:

3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.

8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?

11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.

13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.

14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;

15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.

16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.

17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.

18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.

19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.

20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.

21 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten.

22 Now the hand of the Lord was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth, until he came to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was no more dumb.

23 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.

25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land?

26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour’s wife: and shall ye possess the land?

27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence.

28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through.

29 Then shall they know that I am the Lord, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed.

30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord.

31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.

33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.

Ezekiel 34:1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?

3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.

4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.

5 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.

7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord;

8 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;

9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord;

10 Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.

11 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.

12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.

14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.

15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God.

16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

17 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.

18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?

19 And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.

20 Therefore thus saith the Lord God unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.

21 Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;

22 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.

23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

24 And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.

25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.

26 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.

27 And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.

28 And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.

29 And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.

30 Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God.

31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God.


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Repost: Superbook – The Prodigal Son – Season 2 Episode 12 – Full Episode (HD Version)


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The Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son James Tissot

Luke 15:11 (WEB) He said, “A certain man had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of your property.’ So he divided his livelihood between them. 13 Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living. 14 When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 He wanted to fill his belly with the husks that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any. 17 But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough to spare, and I’m dying with hunger! 18 I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. 19 I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants.”’

20 “He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 21 The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe, and put it on him. Put a ring on his hand, and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let’s eat, and celebrate; 24 for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.’ Then they began to celebrate.

25 “Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 He called one of the servants to him, and asked what was going on. 27 He said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and healthy.’ 28 But he was angry, and would not go in. Therefore his father came out, and begged him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Behold, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed a commandment of yours, but you never gave me a goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this your son came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.’

31 “He said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this, your brother, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.’”

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Repost: ‘Empty Chairs At Empty Tables’ from ‘Les Miserables’ (Cormac Thompson Cover) Charity single

Lyrics:

There’s a grief that can’t be spoken
There’s a pain goes on and on
Empty chairs at empty tables
Now my friends are dead and gone
Here they talked of revolution
Here it was they lit the flame
Here they sang about tomorrow
And tomorrow never came
From the table in the corner
They could see a world reborn
And they rose with voices ringing
And I can hear them now!
The very words that they had sung
Became their last communion
On this lonely barricade
At dawn
Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone
There’s a grief that can’t be spoken
There’s a pain goes on and on
Phantom faces at the window
Phantom shadows on the floor
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more
Oh my friends, my friends
Don’t ask me what your sacrifice was for
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will sing no more

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Songwriters: Herbert Kretzmer / Alain Albert Boublil / Claude-michel Schonberg
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables lyrics © Universal Music – Careers, Alain Boublil Music Ltd.

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Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

—Abraham Lincoln

 


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Psalm 1

Psalm 1 (King James Version)

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.


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Sowing and Reaping; Cause and Effect

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Isaiah 58:10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:

11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.


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Thou Has Put All Things Under His Feet

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Ephesians 5:23 (KJV) …Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Ephesians 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Psalm 8:1 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

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

5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

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.

Acts 28:3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.

4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.

5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

6 Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.


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The Emperor’s New Clothes | H.C. Andersen

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TWO ROGUES CALLING THEMSELVES WEAVERS MADE THEIR APPEARANCE

 

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

MANY years ago, there was an Emperor, who was so excessively fond of new clothes that he spent all his money in dress. He did not trouble himself in the least about his soldiers; nor did he care to go either to the theatre or the chase, except for the opportunities then afforded him for displaying his new clothes. He had a different suit for each hour of the day; and as of any other king or emperor one is accustomed to say, ‘He is sitting in council,’ it was always said of him, ‘The Emperor is sitting in his wardrobe.’

Time passed away merrily in the large town which was his capital; strangers arrived every day at the court. One day, two rogues, calling themselves weavers, made their appearance. They gave out that they knew how to weave stuffs of the most beautiful colours and elaborate patterns, the clothes manufactured from which should have the wonderful property of remaining invisible to every one who was unfit for the office he held, or who was extraordinarily simple in character.

‘These must indeed be splendid clothes!’ thought the Emperor. ‘Had I such a suit, I might, at once, find out what men in my realms are unfit for their office, and also be able to distinguish the wise from the foolish! This stuff must be woven for me immediately.’ And he caused large sums of money to be given to both the weavers, in order that they might begin their work directly.

So the two pretended weavers set up two looms, and affected to work very busily, though in reality they did nothing at all. They asked for the most delicate silk and the purest gold thread, put both into their own knapsacks, and then continued their pretended work at the empty looms until late at night.

‘I should like to know how the weavers are getting on with my cloth,’ said the Emperor to himself, after some little time had elapsed; he was, however, rather embarrassed, when he remembered that a simpleton, or one unfit for his office, would be unable to see the manufacture. ‘To be sure,’ he thought, ‘he had nothing to risk in his own person; but yet, he would prefer sending somebody else, to bring him intelligence about the weavers, and their work, before he troubled himself in the affair.’ All the people throughout the city had heard of the wonderful property the cloth was to possess; and all were anxious to learn how wise, or how ignorant, their neighbours might prove to be.

‘I will send my faithful old minister to the weavers,’ said the Emperor at last, after some deliberation, ‘he will be best able to see how the cloth looks; for he is a man of sense, and no one can be more suitable for his office than he is.’

So the faithful old minister went into the hall, where the knaves were working with all their might at their empty looms. ‘What can be the meaning of this?’ thought the old man, opening his eyes very wide. ‘I cannot discover the least bit of thread on the looms!’ However, he did not express his thoughts aloud.

The impostors requested him very courteously to be so good as to come nearer their looms; and then asked him whether the design pleased him, and whether the colours were not very beautiful, at the same time pointing to the emptyframes. The poor old minister looked and looked, he could not discover anything on the looms, for a very good reason, viz. there was nothing there. ‘What!’ thought he again, ‘is it possible that I am a simpleton? I have never thought so myself; and no one must know it now if I am so. Can it be that I am unfit for my office? No, that must not be said either. I will never confess that I could not see the stuff.’

‘Well, Sir Minister,’ said one of the knaves, still pretending to work, ‘you do not say whether the stuff pleases you.’

‘Oh, it is excellent!’ replied the old minister, looking at the loom through his spectacles. ‘This pattern, and the colours—yes, I will tell the Emperor without delay how very beautiful I think them.’

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‘OH, IT IS EXCELLENT!’ REPLIED THE MINISTER

‘We shall be much obliged to you,’ said the impostors, and then they named the different colours and described the pattern of the pretended stuff. The old minister listened attentively to their words, in order that he might repeat them to the Emperor; and then the knaves asked for more silk and gold, saying that it was necessary to complete what they had begun. However, they put all that was given them into their knapsacks, and continued to work with as much apparent diligence as before at their empty looms.

The Emperor now sent another officer of his court to see how the men were getting on, and to ascertain whether the cloth would soon be ready. It was just the same with this gentleman as with the minister; he surveyed the looms on all sides, but could see nothing at all but the empty frames.

‘Does not the stuff appear as beautiful to you as it did to my lord the minister?’ asked the impostors of the Emperor’s second ambassador; at the same time making the same gestures as before, and talking of the design and colours which were not there.

‘I certainly am not stupid!’ thought the messenger. ‘It must be that I am not fit for my good, profitable office! That is very odd; however, no one shall know anything about it.’ And accordingly he praised the stuff he could not see, and declared that he was delighted with both colours and patterns. ‘Indeed, please your Imperial Majesty,’ said he to his sovereign, when he returned, ‘the cloth which the weavers are preparing is extraordinarily magnificent.’

The whole city was talking of the splendid cloth which the Emperor had ordered to be woven at his own expense.

And now the Emperor himself wished to see the costly manufacture whilst it was still on the loom. Accompanied by a select number of officers of the court, among whom were the two honest men who had already admired the cloth, he went to the crafty impostors, who, as soon as they were aware of the Emperor’s approach, went on working more diligently than ever, although they still did not pass a single thread through the looms.

‘Is not the work absolutely magnificent?’ said the two officers of the Crown, already mentioned. ‘If your Majesty will only be pleased to look at it! what a splendid design! what glorious colours!’ and, at the same time, they pointed to the empty frames; for they imagined that every one else could see this exquisite piece of workmanship.

‘How is this?’ said the Emperor to himself, ‘I can see nothing! this is indeed a terrible affair! Am I a simpleton, or am I unfit to be an Emperor? that would be the worst thing that could happen. Oh! the cloth is charming,’ said he aloud. ‘It has my complete approbation.’ And he smiled most graciously, and looked closely at the empty looms; for on no account would he say that he could not see what two of the officers of his court had praised so much. All his retinue now strained their eyes, hoping to discover something on the looms, but they could see no more than the others; nevertheless, they all exclaimed, ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and advised his Majesty to have some new clothes made from this splendid material, for the approaching procession. ‘Magnificent! charming! excellent!’ resounded on all sides; and every one was uncommonly gay. The Emperor shared in the general satisfaction; and presented the impostors with the riband of an order of knighthood, to be worn in their button-holes, and the title of ‘Gentlemen Weavers.’

The rogues sat up the whole of the night before the day on which the procession was to take place, and had sixteen lights burning, so that every one might see how anxious they were to finish the Emperor’s new suit. They pretended to roll the cloth off the looms; cut the air with their scissors; and sewed with needles without any thread in them. ‘See!’ cried they at last, ‘the Emperor’s new clothes are ready!’

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AS IF IN THE ACT OF HOLDING SOMETHING UP

And now the Emperor, with all the grandees of his court, came to the weavers; and the rogues raised their arms, as if in the act of holding something up, saying, ‘Here are your Majesty’s trousers! here is the scarf! here is the mantle! The whole suit is as light as a cobweb; one might fancy one has nothing at all on, when dressed in it; that, however, is the great virtue of this delicate cloth.’

‘Yes, indeed!’ said all the courtiers, although not one of them could see anything of this exquisite manufacture.

‘If your Imperial Majesty will be graciously pleased to take off your clothes, we will fit on the new suit in front of the looking-glass.’

The Emperor was accordingly undressed, and the rogues pretended to array him in his new suit; the Emperor turning round, from side to side, before the looking-glass.

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SO NOW THE EMPEROR WALKED UNDER HIS HIGH CANOPY

‘How splendid his Majesty looks in his new clothes! and how well they fit!’ every one cried out. ‘What a design! what colours! these are indeed royal robes!’

‘The canopy which is to be borne over your Majesty in the procession is waiting,’ announced the chief master of the ceremonies.

‘I am quite ready,’ answered the Emperor. ‘Do my new clothes fit well?’ asked he, turning himself round again beforethe looking-glass, in order that he might appear to be examining his handsome suit.

The lords of the bed-chamber, who were to carry his Majesty’s train, felt about on the ground, as if they were lifting up the ends of the mantle, and pretending to be carrying something; for they would by no means betray anything like simplicity or unfitness for their office.

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So now the Emperor walked under his high canopy in the midst of the procession, through the streets of his capital; and all the people standing by, and those at the windows, cried out, ‘Oh! how beautiful are our Emperor’s new clothes! what a magnificent train there is to the mantle! and how gracefully the scarf hangs!’ in short, no one would allow that he could not see these much-admired clothes; because, in doing so, he would have declared himself either a simpleton or unfit for his office. Certainly, none of the Emperor’s various suits had ever made so great an impression as these invisible ones.

‘But the Emperor has nothing at all on!’ said a little child. ‘Listen to the voice of innocence!’ exclaimed his father; and what the child had said was whispered from one to another.

‘But he has nothing at all on!’ at last cried out all the people. The Emperor was vexed, for he knew that the people were right; but he thought the procession must go on now! And the lords of the bed-chamber took greater pains than ever to appear holding up a train, although, in reality, there was no train to hold.

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John 5:44 (KJV) [Jesus speaking]
How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

John 12:43  For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.


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