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Because They Received Not Love of the Truth

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II Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

I Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

I Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

 

The further the historical timeline moves from the creation of mankind, the easier it has been for mankind to get off track, because mankind has been far removed from and forgotten its origin.

Early in mankind’s history, various nations served gods and idols.  Now while they did not necessarily understand the source or the history of those things, that their gods and idols were the fallen angels and demons, the 1/3 of the angels that fell from heaven with satan, they did understand that there was a spiritual world beyond the natural world.

The Bible acknowledges that these fallen beings exist…but also directs mankind NOT to worship them or turn them into idols.   The Bible exhorts mankind instead to worship the one true God, to worship the 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,)

8:6 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.

 

Israel was chosen by God as the nation through which God would reveal his laws, His revelation knowledge to man, through the law and the prophets, and ultimately through Jesus.

Exodus 6:7  And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

Deuteronomy 32:9 For the Lord’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

 

Deuteronomy 18:9 When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

15 The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet [Jesus] from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me [Moses]; unto him ye shall hearken;

16 According to all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.

17 And the Lord said unto me [Moses], They have well spoken that which they have spoken.

18 I will raise them up a Prophet [Jesus] from among their brethren, like unto thee [Moses], and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.

21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken?

22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

 

Matthew 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him [Jesus], saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

 

There were those who though they were not a part of Israel, did recognize the reality of the Lord God.

Rahab, who lived in Jericho, acknowledged the reality of the Lord God to the spies sent out by Joshua.  She related history that had happened 40 years earlier.

Joshua 2:9 And she said unto the men, I know that the Lord hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.

10 For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.

11 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the Lord your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

 

Another example is when the King of Egypt told King Josiah of Judah, to not get involved in a certain battle.  History indicates that the King of Egypt was hearing the Lord, that Josiah was not listening to God, and that Josiah paid for that inability to listen to God with his life.

II Chronicles 35:20  After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against Charchemish by Euphrates: and Josiah went out against him.

21 But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, What have I to do with thee, thou king of Judah? I come not against thee this day, but against the house wherewith I have war: for God commanded me to make haste: forbear thee from meddling with God, who is with me, that he destroy thee not.

22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.

23 And the archers shot at king Josiah; and the king said to his servants, Have me away; for I am sore wounded.

24 His servants therefore took him out of that chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had; and they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died, and was buried in one of the sepulchres of his fathers. And all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.

 

There are other places in the Old Testament where it is evident that earthly rulers, even if they did not serve the Lord, did recognize when He spoke to them or spoke to them through his prophets.

Here is an example with Elijah and Ahab.  Elijah, via Elijah’s servant, told Ahab that rain was coming after a three year drought.  Instead of mocking Elijah, as would probably happen today on late night talk shows, Ahab took the message seriously and did what Elijah, through his Elijah’s servant, advised him to do to escape the rain.

I Kings 18:44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down that the rain stop thee not.

45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

46 And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

 

The centuries have passed and society by and large now worships reason and science and atheism instead of talking about gods and idols.    In actually, false gods and idols are still worshipped, but they are called by other names.

People are still religious, but religious about doctrines of devils, such as transgenderism.

You can read a definition of religion here or here.

I Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

 

Science has degenerated.  It is no longer solely an honest pursuit of truth and facts.  We have especially seen this fall of science and medicine throughout the past two plus years.  Science (excepting the honest scientists and researchers and doctors) has lost credibility.

Science and medicine were co-opted and diverted from their traditional roles to become part of what has been called a scamdemic or plandemic.

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:

 

For the last couple of years, as more and more facts have seeped out about the lies regarding Covid and the jab, it is evident that the Covid and jab narrative have been a form of science falsely so called.

There is another underlying assumption in modern society that is also part of science falsely so called  and that is at the root of problems today.

That science falsely so called  is the fable of evolution. It implies that man evolved up from the slime to become what he is today.

This is totally contrary to the facts of Creation.

Atheistic universities like to invert the truth to be upside down of reality…they would prefer to talk about creation myths and evolutionary facts.

However, that should read creation facts and evolutionary myths.

The true facts are that mankind, in the beginning, was created by a Creator.

Acts 17:16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.

19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?

20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.

23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.

30 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.

32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.

33 So Paul departed from among them.

 

The real myth is the myth of evolution. It is science falsely so called.

But because this myth has been permitted, wrongly, to persist in society, this false myth, this false philosophy is behind every other ill.

This is why.

If there a Creator, which there is, then there exist instructions from the Creator as to the purpose of mankind and how mankind should live in relationship to God and to each other.  

But, as atheists, and globalists that want to rule the rest of mankind want to believe, and also attempt to convince those that they want to rule to believe…that if mankind evolved from the slime, and there is no Creator, then anything goes…murder, theft, adultery, pedophilia, corruption, bribery, white collar crimes…anything, because who or what is to stop it?  Atheists and globalists do not believe in a moral law set up by God.

If those who want to deny the Creator can convince everyone else that man is an animal and that his thoughts are only chemical or electrical impulses in the brain, then any evolutionary-based lawyer would argue that no one should be accountable for their crimes, because, after all, it as a misfunctioning or malfunctioning of electronic impulses in the brain.

The end of this philosophy terminates in AI crimes.  If man’s thinking is nothing more than electronic or chemical impulses in the brain (according to globalists), and if man has no creator and therefore no soul (according to globalists), then the globalists say that mankind can be ruled by AIs who are an advanced form of electronic impulses. Because an AI is programmed according to the philosophy of its creators, an AI can be no better than the programming.

GIGO = Garbage In, Garbage Out

To solve the problems of mankind, there has to be a wholesale acknowledgement of the the truth of the Bible and the truth of Creation.  From there, society must conform its norms of societal behavior to Biblical norms.

But as long as mankind will not receive a love of the truth, that it is created by a Creator, then the refusal of mankind to acknowledge the Creator opens the door to society being ruled instead by people who are willing to steal, kill, and destroy.

Ultimately, there are people who are willing to pay whatever price it takes for them to rule mankind…theft, murder, deceit, lies, war… these kinds of people are inspired by satan, who has worked to inspire people to serve him since the devil was cast out of heaven to the earth.  Satan deceived Adam and Eve.  He still seeks to deceive.

Jesus, through His redemptive work at the cross, makes it possible for people to escape satan’s deception.

But, as at the beginning, mankind individually is left with a choice.

Deuteronomy 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

16 In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;

18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.

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:

20 That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.


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“The Rest of the Story”

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There used to be a radio commentator, Paul Harvey, who had a sign off of “…and now you know the rest of the story”.

There have been prior posts on the fact that what is happening around us is evil fruit from the myth of evolution.

When it is fully accepted that the historical account in Genesis is the correct history of the world, and not evolution, then it must also be accepted that satan, who was thrown out of heaven after he attempted a coup for the throne of God, was cast down to the earth and has been wreaking havoc ever since.  If satan couldn’t get to God, he would try to get to God’s man, Adam, which he did.

Revelation 12:7 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.

 

The heavens  rejoiced to get rid of satan but woe to those who live in the earth.

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.

 

Jesus taught, while he was on earth, that there are those who yield to satan, who carry out the evil suggestions that the devil gives them for the earth.

John 8:43 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.

 

Jesus defeated satan at the cross and ultimately that will be evident. The reason it is still not evident is that Jesus turned around and gave the keys of the kingdom, which He had won through His victory on the cross, to the Church. It is up to the Church to enforce that defeat until Jesus actually fully comes back in His Second Coming.

While the Lord God has all authority and power, He works through His ways.

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

 

Jesus came to earth to solve the problem that was created on earth at the Fall in the Garden of Eden.  There is a jurisdiction that exists on the earth that God set up; he gave the earth to the children of men, and so for God to work in this realm he requires the cooperation of mankind, or in the case of Jesus, came to earth Himself to operate on this earthly realm in order to solve an earthly problem.  God sovereignly created the earth, but then turned it over to mankind, at least until the appointed time of the Second Coming.

There is a prophetic word that Jesus will return at the Second Coming; many people of many denominations are aware of that.  But that in itself is a legal event, so to speak, when Jesus will sovereignly again be on the earth.  Until then, if we hope to have the help of God, we have to find out how to relate to Him and do things His way.  God is not going to “pop in” (at least until the appointed time) to solve things on the earth that he gave mankind the responsibility and ability to take dominion over through the keys of the kingdom that Jesus won at the cross and gave to mankind to use in his name, on his behalf, as his ambassadors.

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.

 

God has always worked through people. Being God, he can sovereignly do anything. He has chosen to work through people on this earth through their obedience to His Voice, and through their prayers and through learning His ways and walking in them.   God is not a vending machine.  He requires obedience to His Will and ways.

From election fraud, to the Federal Reserve, to open borders, to drugs, to pedophilia, to transgenderism…all the evils of this present world which are contrary to “traditional values”, which values have traditionally been based on the Bible, satan is inspiring, and also inspiring people still under his control to enact a tyranny where the rule of the world is under satan. Satan lost that attempt for dominion in heaven and has since been trying to create it in the earth. His power is the power of bluff and the fact that no one, or not enough, collectively stand against what he is doing, in the name of Jesus.

The facts, the truth, belong with the Christians and conservatives, but the world overall has been in a state of sleep. There is some awakening due to the massive suffering and a questioning of why it is happening and the cause.

Ultimately, the cause is satanic power which works through people who are willing to yield to the power for power, profit, promotion, fear of man, blackmail, bribery, greed, corruption, lack of morals, lack of ethics, and lust.

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.

 


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Luke 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

 

John 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.

46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me.

47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?


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A Type of Jesus, the Lamb of God, and the Blood of Jesus

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John 1:1 (KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?

20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?

26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

 

Exodus 12:1 (KVJ)  And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,

2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.

3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.

5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:

6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.

8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.

11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord’s passover.

12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.

13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

 

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Default – Its Meaning and Implication in This Fallen World

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I John 3:8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. To this end the Son of God was revealed: that he might destroy the works of the devil.

 

Did Jesus fulfill what he came to do?  Yes

Then why do we see negative things in the world?

Just because Jesus did his part does not make what he did automatic for mankind.

The question in the garden was a choice of will, a choice of obedience.  Would Adam and Eve, would mankind obey God?

That question still exists.

Will man choose to surrender to Jesus Christ?

Will man choose to obey the Word of God?

John 1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

 

Not everyone…as many…to them….

When you start trying to understand how there can be evil in this world and reconcile that with the fact that Jesus successfully completed his mission, the answer lies in the area of free will.

God did not make robots.

This world is not a “what will be, will be” type of world.

Yes, there are prophecies that Jesus will come back to earth a second time.  But just like in the book of Jonah, when the people repented, the immediate threat to Ninevah was removed for a season (about 150 years).

So even though Jesus successfully fulfilled his mission, for what Jesus accomplished to be fully implemented on the earth in personal lives, in national lives, requires surrender to God and following the Word of God.

Otherwise, satan wins by default.

What does default mean?

Here are some of the definitions from The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

  • failure of something
  • ignorance
  • negligence
  • absence of
  • failure to act
  • failure to perform some legal requirement or obligation
  • a judgement given for the plaintiff on the defendant’s failure to plead or put his answer within the proper time
  • failure to act or perform its normal or required function
  • wrong act or deed
  • failure to perform
  • failure to pay

So whose failure can it be?  What Jesus did was a form of legal proceeding.  He satisfied the legal requirements of heaven to deal with sin.

Clearly, Jesus did not fail.

But man can fail.

Satan knows the legalities of what Jesus did at the cross.   And while Jesus defeated satan at the cross,  if man does not surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and from that position of surrender to God, from there legally deal with satan on the basis of the Word of God, then satan will attempt to keep mankind under bondage.  It’s a game of lie and bluff, but, as some of the definitions of default above state, “ignorance, negligence, failure to act”.

It might be said that satan will not fail to capitalize on on what man fails to do….that would be man’s ignorance, negligence, and failure to act according to the Word of God.  Jesus did his part.  Man must follow through with his faith and obedience.

Man can fail in this verse.

James 4:7  7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 

Man or mankind or nations can fail in this verse.

Matthew 7:24 “Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock. 25 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it didn’t fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 Everyone who hears these words of mine and doesn’t do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell—and its fall was great.

 

There are so many places in the Bible where God requires something.  Faith, yes, but faith is connected to acts of obedience.  Faith does not negate the need to obey the Word of God.

So satan wins by default, even though he was defeated by Jesus, when man fails to:

  • recognize what Jesus did
  • receive what Jesus did
  • surrender to and enforce what Jesus did, in Jesus name

The prison door is open, but man must choose to walk free in Jesus name, by receiving Jesus and the finished work of Christ and all that means.

 

 

 


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In the Name of the Lord, We Set Up Our Banners

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Not too long ago, a little boy asked me to play a board game.  I agreed.  He pushed the instructions toward me and told me to read them.  I asked him about one of the playing pieces.  “What does the flag stand for?”

He was quick to inform me in a rather definitive voice,  When you capture the flag, you win.

A little child shall lead them.

Psalm 20:5  We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions.

 

In a Bible Dictionary, Peloubet’s Bible Dictionary, “banner” is referred to under “ensign”.   Among the definitions it says this: “probably resembled…a figure or device of some kind elevated on a pole…such as…the king’s name.”

And who is the King’s name?  The name of Jesus.

And so when the authority of the name of Jesus is used over a situation, when Jesus is Lord, the victory is won.

When you capture the flag, you win.

Short Clip of Kenneth E. Hagin, The Authority of the Believer


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