Repost: You Raise Me Up


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The Lord Our God is One Lord

Brooklyn Museum - Jesus Sits by the Seashore and Preaches (Jésus s'assied au bord de la mer et prêche) - James Tissot

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

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

 

There is a vein of thought that is put out by the secular media that Christians cannot be scientists.  A secular modernist worldview disassociates God and science.   Yet the Bible says that God is one.

Every life-giving system has its roots in godly principles.

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.

 

You cannot have a system based on truth that functions outside of God.  Systems may function, but if they are not based on how the Lord God set things up, those systems will be destructive.   They may appear to work for a while  . . .  until they don’t.

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

 

There are systems in society that don’t function properly and are not life-giving.  Society gives them and the people who promote them various names …  fiat currency, transgenderism, open borders, Deep State, global elites,  covid jabs and more.

In all of these, there is something that defies the laws of creation, such as transgenderism; or the laws of life, private property, and equal justice as given to mankind in the Old Testament.  In the case of the covid jab there is an ignoring of the golden rule … do unto others as you would have them do unto you (Luke 6:31, Matthew 7:12).

When it comes to the whole covid dilemma, there was an ignoring of the original Hippocratic oath which historically has been a guide for physicians; that oath has since been modified and ignored in its original form.

Here is the majority of the text of the original Hippocratic Oath, minus the ode to the Greek gods.  There is much that is commendable in this oath.

… I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture.

To hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture; to impart precept, oral instruction, and all other instruction to my own sons, the sons of my teacher, and to indentured pupils who have taken the Healer’s oath, but to nobody else.

I will use those dietary regimens which will benefit my patients according to my greatest ability and judgment, and I will do no harm or injustice to them. Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course. Similarly I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion. But I will keep pure and holy both my life and my art. I will not use the knife, not even, verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.

Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from abusing the bodies of man or woman, bond or free. And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my profession, as well as outside my profession in my intercourse with men, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets.

Now if I carry out this oath, and break it not, may I gain for ever reputation among all men for my life and for my art; but if I break it and forswear myself, may the opposite befall me. – Translation by W.H.S. Jones.

“First do no harm”

 

Going back to the question of whether a scientist can be both a scientist and a Christian, it is a fact of history that there have been many Christian scientists.  These individuals believed that they could understand the natural world because as individuals they were created in the image of God and therefore could think God’s thoughts after him. By understanding the scientific laws of the world as set up by the Lord God, inventions like electricity, modern sanitation, structurally sound buildings, etc., have been brought to the world.  Individuals have understood the forces of nature and how to turn them into practical applications; positive inventions have been gifts from God.

Proverbs 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

Exodus 3:13 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

 

Thomas Jefferson referenced the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God in the Declaration of Independence.

The question might be asked that if God gives inventions, then why do some of these inventions go awry? Why are they used for destruction?

One of the initial commands to Adam was to not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

 

However Adam and Eve, and mankind in general after them, have failed to keep that commandment.  Over and over every generation keeps reaching out its hand to mix in some evil with the good. God gave the warning.  Over the centuries, mankind overall has not heeded it.

Since Jefferson was mentioned in connection to the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God, it seems important to point out that as there has been a deviation from the original Hippocratic Oath, likewise there has been a deviation from the original intent of the Founding Fathers.  It has been said that they created a democracy.  Actually, they did not.  They created a Republic.  There is a difference.   They understood the difference.

“Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”  James Madison

 

The premise given to the public about Ukraine (there is the official version given for public consumption and then there is what is going on behind the scenes which is usually more accurate) is that this is a war for democracy.   First of all, the United States is a Republic, not a democracy, and should not be fighting for democracy.  Secondly, the word “democracy” is one of those double speak words talked about in the book, 1984.   It might be better phrased as a struggle to maintain the military-industrial complex and to enrich those who invest in the industries of destruction.  Democracy gives “power to the people” but which people … the globalists?  the ruling elite?  the military industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned about as he left office?

Probably no words are a better definition of “double speak” than these.

“I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”  Alan Greenspan

Even if you think democracy is a good thing … and those who attempt to subvert the Constitution portray democracy as a good thing … Zelensky in Ukraine consolidated  TV outlets and dissolved opponent political parties.  Is this one party rule something the United States should be backing?  Churches have been destroyed as well.

You need to understand that the official version of the story is far from the truth.  Colonel Douglas MacGregor and a few others have been willing to break with the official narrative in order to tell the truth.

Why should you care?  Well, for one thing Congress is sending money to Ukraine for a war that is not a war for “democracy,” even in the misunderstood sense of the word.   The other point is, this is a proxy war with Ukraine, moving to the edge of nuclear WWIII through the current “leadership” (if it can be called that).  It is a proxy war, meaning the US and NATO are fighting Russia through a third party, Ukraine.   It wouldn’t be a saleable war to the American people if they really understood it, but because the “fake news” that Donald Trump tried to warn about still operates, people don’t really understand the history and background and “players”  in this conflict.  It wouldn’t be saleable to the American people if the over 400,000 Ukrainians killed were American sons.  And for what have they been killed?  The only ones benefiting from this war is the military industrial complex and the industries of destruction and those who make money from them.  So, to blunt, Ukrainians are dying, families are losing their … fathers, brothers, husbands, sons, uncles, nephews, cousins, grandfathers and children … in the name of feeding the military industrial complex that gets rich from war.  Bankers benefit as well.  People weep tonight because their loved ones are dead, killed in a senseless war “in the name of democracy.”  The United States sends money, purportedly to “save democracy”; the United States is not even a democracy, but a Republic.  More could be said but at least this much must be understood.

The United States is guilty; can it expect blessings as long as it promotes and funds this war?

“Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”  James Madison

 

Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

 


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John the Baptist

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Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

6 And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.

8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.

10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

12 And immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness.

13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

 

Acts 13:24 When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

 

Acts 19:1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,

2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.

4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

 

 


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The Necessity for Righteous Leaders

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When there is bad natural human leadership, there is evil influencing that leadership.

There is always a dual kingdom.  In the garden the serpent, a satanic spirit appearing in the form of a serpent, convinced Adam and Eve to give up what God had given them, which was Eden, a place of peace and prosperity, as well as the stewardship the Lord God had given Adam (God called their name Adam) over the world.

While that sounds fantastic, even today there are stories about elephants that paint or dolphins that can be trained  or horses or dogs that can learn higher level routines.  Going back to the beginning of time it is not too fantastic to understand things could be different than today in terms of communication.  After all, Noah called the animals to the ark.

Genesis 7:1 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

5 And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.

6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

 

If someone who went by covered wagon two hundred years ago time travelled to today, that person would not comprehend today’s communication devices and iphones.  We can’t judge the past by the present.  We have to go back in history and try to understand the setting as it was then, not as it is today.

In any case, at the time of the Fall, a natural form of a serpent | evil influence was at play.  It is no different today.  When a natural flesh-and-blood politician (or cyborg) says that you should castrate your children or do some other crazy, destructive idea, then there is a physical person (or AI) mouthing an idea from an evil entity.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

 

Jesus defeated satan and his minions at the cross.  Jesus left it to the church to enforce that defeat in the name of Jesus.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

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.

 

Prayer works to remove these entities and as they are removed, those individuals connected to them go away.

But it is important that as people who are subject to evil spirits are removed from office, that there are trained righteous leaders to take their places. It is necessary to fill the house with righteousness, otherwise something 7X worse can happen.

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

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

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

 

This seven times principle is mentioned other places in scripture.

Leviticus 26:18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.

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

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

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

 

It’s almost like if we (mankind) can’t get it right the first time, it takes a much heavier chastisement to get the point across.    It’s like the old writing sentences on the board.  If ten times on the board doesn’t work, maybe 100 times will get the point across.

It is set in place like gravity.   Due to translation, it sounds like God is doing it, but it’s more like if you drop a plate it will break.  The law of gravity is in place.

Psalm 103:19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

 

“Though the mills of God grind slowly; Yet they grind exceeding small;
Though with patience He stands waiting, With exactness grinds He all.”

Friedrich von Logau
translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

The point is, when things are cleaned out, righteousness needs to be ready to move in, to fill the house, to keep out a relapse of evil.

 

 


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Different Rules, Different Muscles

 

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When it comes to various sports, it is an accepted fact that there are different rules for each sport.  There are also different muscles used in each sport.  While you might have a Tim Tebow who moves from football to baseball, it would be unlikely for a heavy weight wrestler to move to ballet.  There are different rules and different muscles for each sport.

And, regardless of the sport, it is necessary to be “all in” in order to succeed.  If something is done half-heartedly, the results are less than satisfactory.  A good coach looks for the person with the heart to the game, not one just going through the motions.

Likewise Jesus indicated that one has to be “all in.”

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

 

One of the biggest tests of finances is the test of the tithe.  Those who tithe, consistently, find out the promise is true.  But those who dabble with tithing, and only tithe once in a while, may not be as enthusiastic, because sporadic tithing, like sporadic trips to the gym, may not yield the desired results.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

 

Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

 

Where should you tithe?  You should tithe to wherever you get your spiritual food.

You don’t eat at McDonald’s and pay Wendy’s.   Neither should you get your spiritual food from one church and pay elsewhere.  You can give offerings to other things … missionaries, evangelistic crusades, outreaches like Samaritan’s Purse; there are many good places to give offerings and you should pray for direction from the Lord as to where to donate.  But the tithe is the Lord’s and the storehouse is where you draw your spiritual meat from, likely your local church or maybe an online church.

If week after week you draw spiritual meat and strength and never give back, never pay your tithe, you put yourself in the position of being chastened.

Hebrews 12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

 

Years ago … years ago … there was someone who was able-bodied who would not work.  Not … could not ….. but … would not.  At one point in prayer, there was a word of knowledge that God hates a liar, and so the next thing you know, something happened and the person could not work, because he would not work when he could.

Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.

 

If you say that sounds harsh, sometimes for the salvation of a soul things get a little rough.  Sometimes the only time someone will look up to God and pray is when that person is on his back in a hospital bed.

Acts 5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.

10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

 

Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

 


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Pilate’s Wife’s Dream

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Matthew 27:17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?

18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

 

 


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The Parable of the Sower

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Mark 4:1 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.

2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,

3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:

4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:

6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.

9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

14 The sower soweth the word.

15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.

18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,

19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

 


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All Creation

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Years ago someone said to me, “When God speaks, he speaks to all creation.”

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

 

Revelation 2:9 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

 

Psalm 68:11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

 

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

 

II Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

 

Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

 

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

 

Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

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

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

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

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

50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

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

 

Luke 12:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

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

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

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

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

50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

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

 


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My People Are Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge – Hosea 4:6

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Addiction, Idolatry and the Consequences

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Throughout the Old Testament, there were different ways addiction or idolatry was addressed.  The incessant demand itself might become a problem.

Numbers 11:18 And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the Lord, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the Lord will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.

19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;

20 But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the Lord which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?

21 And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.

22 Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?

23 And the Lord said unto Moses, Is the Lord’S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.

24 And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the Lord, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.

25 And the Lord came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.

27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.

28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.

29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the Lord’S people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit upon them!

30 And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

31 And there went forth a wind from the Lord, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day’s journey on this side, and as it were a day’s journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.

32 And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.

33 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord smote the people with a very great plague.

34 And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted.

 

The above pattern is not limited to Old Testament times but repeats itself today.  When there is an addiction of any kind,  the addiction may lead to some kind of suffering.   That suffering may then lead to a desire for freedom.  There is almost a self-correcting mechanism to teach that idolizing or being bound by anything is not freedom, but bondage.  Think substance abuse, alcoholism, addiction to pain killers, food addictions, shopping addictions, even things like workaholic addictions … all these things lead to some kind of suffering and ultimately a desire for freedom.

There is also a way that idolatry was dealt with in the Bible.  The children of Israel went into captivity due to idolatry.  They worshipped something other than the Lord God and ultimately paid a price for that.  It has been said that “you are free to make choices, but you are not free to choose the consequences of those choices.”

II Kings 17:7 For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,

8 And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

9 And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the Lord their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

10 And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:

11 And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the Lord carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the Lord to anger:

12 For they served idols, whereof the Lord had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.

13 Yet the Lord testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.

14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the Lord their God.

15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them.

16 And they left all the commandments of the Lord their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.

17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.

18 Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.

19 Also Judah kept not the commandments of the Lord their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

20 And the Lord rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.

21 For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel from following the Lord, and made them sin a great sin.

22 For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them;

23 Until the Lord removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.

 

 


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Not to Leave the Other Undone

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There can be great theological debates concerning grace, law, and works.  It turns into an either | or camp type of thing.

Jesus indicated that it was possible, and even necessary, to do some things, but then have some “add ons” … these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

In some restaurants there is a “supersize” menu.  But you can’t supersize something unless you have ordered the basic item.

In math there are levels.  But you can’t go to the higher levels without the basics.

And even though Einstein came up with understanding the law of relativity, that doesn’t mean that the law of gravity no longer exists.

Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

 

Generally, it would be agreed that the new heart and new spirit are part of the new birth … “ye must be born again (John 3:3)” Jesus told Nicodemus.  But what should be the result of it?  So that they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

Once a person is born again, and the Holy Spirit is invited into a life, it is for living the purposes of God from the inside out.  It is not for the purpose of forgetting the law.

Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

 

Ezekiel 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

 

And this is for all people.  While the original Hebrew / Jewish people were a special group through which the Messiah came, once Jesus was born, lived, accomplished the purpose for which he came, once Jesus was crucified, died, buried, resurrected, and finished the redemptive work for which he came, the way of salvation opened for all mankind.

Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

 

It is here that the Apostle Peter, born a good Jew, indicates that the Lord showed him that the Gentiles (basically all of the rest of us or those who were not born Jewish) were now invited into the family of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Acts 11:1 And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.

2 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,

3 Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.

4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,

5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:

6 Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.

8 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.

9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.

11 And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me.

12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man’s house:

13 And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter;

14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.

15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.

16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.

17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?

18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

 

 


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Reverse Engineering

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Reverse engineering is defined in Wikipedia this way:

Reverse engineering (also known as backwards engineering or back engineering) is a process or method through which one attempts to understand through deductive reasoning how a previously made device, process, system, or piece of software accomplishes a task with very little (if any) insight into exactly how it does so. It is essentially the process of opening up or dissecting a system to see how it works, in order to duplicate or enhance it. Depending on the system under consideration and the technologies employed, the knowledge gained during reverse engineering can help with repurposing obsolete objects, doing security analysis, or learning how something works.[1][2][3]

Although the process is specific to the object on which it is being performed, all reverse engineering processes consist of three basic steps: Information extraction, Modeling, and Review. Information extraction refers to the practice of gathering all relevant information for performing the operation. Modeling refers to the practice of combining the gathered information into an abstract model, which can be used as a guide for designing the new object or system.

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Sound of Freedom – International Release Dates

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Book Ends

Like book ends on a bookshelf, Genesis and Malachi are the first book and last prophetic book in the Old Testament. And it seems that the basic issue in the first book was still an issue in the last book.

In Genesis, God said that one thing was off limits.

Genesis 2:16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

 

In Malachi, God said something belonged to him.

Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

After Malachi, God was silent for 400 years, until the New Testament.

 


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Breadcrumbs

The Bible teaches directly, but also indirectly, in what we would call breadcrumbs.  Breadcrumbs are clues that leave a trail.

An obvious laundry breadcrumb is if a white shirt turns pink, everyone knows that something red was washed with the whites and now the clothing is pink.  This is obvious.

When it comes to understanding the Bible, some things are not as obvious.  Here are some scriptures that indicate this.

John 14:8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?

 

John 16:29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

 

Mark 4:10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

 

Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

 


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