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

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

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

God is one.

Truth also is one.

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

Jesus put it this way.

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

We can’t be ignorant.

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

Yes, you can pray.

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

It is ongoing, a 24/7 battle.

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

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

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

Ditto for TV and movies.

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

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

This is a classic Christian education.

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

You might say, what’s wrong with that?

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I haven’t changed that opinion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


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