And Jehovah answered me, and said, Write the
make it plain upon tablets, that he may run
that readeth it.
(Habakkuk 2:2 -
20 January 2022
Biblical and Prophetic
Perspective For Our Times
whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words,
of him shall the Son of man be ashamed,
when he cometh in his own glory,
and the glory of the Father,
and of the holy angels.
(Luke 9:26 - ASV)
I have set
Jehovah always before me:
Because he is at my right hand, I
shall not be moved.
(Psalms 16:8 - ASV)
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Contents On This Page
- In Praise Of Humility
- Job Part 66
- Job Part 65
- A Matter Of Trust
- Job Part 64
- Job Part 63
- Malak Elohim (Angel
Of the Lord)
- Job Part 62
Fearlessness Of Faith
- Lawfare And Spiritual
- A Curse
Job Part LXVII
Yea, of a surety, God will not do
Elihu continues his speech stating what is generally known
among the wise. This was as a retort to Job's assertion
that God had taken away his right and his incorrect
insinuation that Job may have been keeping company with
wicked men because he did not think it profitable to serve
God. It is notable that this is the second time he says
this in this speech (vs 10). Elihu's idea's are
correct, but like Job's other friends he has accused Job
of wrongs that he has not committed, believing they are
the cause of his suffering. Oh what harm friends can do us
with their false accusations and rude, ill-informed
Neither will the Almighty pervert justice.
(Job 34:12 - ASV)
One of the fastest way to lose a friend is to offer him or
her some unsolicited advice. I rarely offer my
advice or opinions to others unless asked and even then,
these days they often have to drag it out of me. I almost
never do it even then. To those who offer unsolicited
advice I, as tactfully as I can, make them aware that
unsolicited advice is usually worth every penny a person
paid for it (i.e., worthless) and even then, they are
almost always overcharged. This rule goes particularly for
unsaved/godless associates. Who do I take advice from?
Older, wiser saints who have walked many a mile with
Christ; in worldly affairs, a professional who knows his
business or a friend who has a long history
of trustworthiness and I know really does care about my
well-being. It's a very short list.
Let us keep in mind that Elihu is not one of the original
friends who came to see Job and he inserted himself into
the conversation, when it does not appear he was asked. I
say this not so much to rebuke Elihu and while many of his
words are wise, he again is, like all of these so called
'wise men', utterly clueless as to why Job is suffering
and only adds to Job burden with their verbal slings and
arrows thrown at a suffering and dying man.
Who gave him
a charge over the earth?
Elihu here is speaking of God's power and that no one has
authority over him. He is the final arbiter of all
things done both on earth and in heaven. He is answerable
to no one, certainly not a man who was made out of the
very dirt he walks on. God has total dominion over all
things and this Elihu correctly describes.
Or who hath disposed the whole world?
If he set his heart upon himself,
If he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
(Job 34:13-14 - ASV)
All flesh shall perish together,
This passage shows that God's power over man, if he should
consider a person, either to do him well or ill. If God
wanted, he could crush a man like a bug, he could do away
with the whole human race, should it please him to do so.
Our very lives and sustenance are in God's hands.
And man shall turn again unto dust.
(Job 34:15 - ASV)
Elihu - this young man shows remarkable wisdom for his
age and time. He understands God's power and that in
God's case it is the only case where it
applies, might makes right, not merely because he is
mighty, but because it is in his power to bring great
evil upon all of us. This he could do very easily if
that were part of his character. There would be no
court of appeal. But that is not and never been part
of his nature. As Elihu said, "...God will not do
If now thou hast
understanding, hear this:
Hearken to the voice of my words.
Shall even one that hateth justice govern?
And wilt thou condemn him that is righteous and
Him that saith to a king, Thou art vile,
Or to nobles, Ye are wicked;
(Job 34:16-18 - ASV)
then appeals to Job again to listen to what he has to
say. Elihu's arguments are interesting and well
considered. His point is that it is not possible to
govern without justice. Such a thought would be a
universe of total chaos. Job's words in Elihu's view,
seem to condemn God and threw dirt on his just
Moreover, it is not for a subject of a king or ruler
to call the king wicked, or to mock a judge and say he
is unrighteous. Even if such things appear to have
some basis in fact, it is hardly going to win a person
'points' with them. It was folly for Job to make such
statements or have such a sentiment about God. This
appears to be the crux of his argument here. Elihu is
clearly taken aback at Job's words and justly rebukes
him, though I think without due consideration to what
Job had been through and his deeply troubled mental
state. Too often I think, Job's friends are kicking
Job when he is down and at his most vulnerable. The
way I see it, Job needed more words like those of
these his friends about as much as he needed another
patch of boils to appear on his body.
respecteth not the persons of princes,
Nor regardeth the rich more than the poor;
For they all are the work of his hands.
In a moment they die, even at midnight;
The people are shaken and pass away,
And the mighty are taken away without hand.
(Job 34:19-20 - ASV)
Elihu compares such foolishness as accusing a
king of evil with what Job has done to God. God is not
swayed by mankind's inducements to change his rulings. He
cannot be bribed by a rich man. All stand before him and
get a righteous judgment. Both the rich man and the poor,
he made them both and both are mortal, both get sick, both
die - without regard to person, station in life or wealth.
The last part of the above passages seem to mean some
sudden calamity that strikes without warning. They may see
the danger but perish from it when they least expect it.
This kind of end can come to the rich or the poor.
Clearly Elihu wants to impress on Job our mortal nature,
our frailty, the uncertainty of our lives and how Job's
ill chosen words about God were most unwise.
We will continue our look at Job next week, God willing!!
In Praise of Humility
The reward of
and the fear of Jehovah
Is riches, and honor, and life.
(Proverbs 22:4 - ASV)
Today, let's talk very briefly about being
Let us always be humble. Mankind? Brothers and sisters,
not one of us has any right to be proud and lifted up
about who we are or what we do. Not the rich and famous,
not the powerful, not the beautiful and not the mighty.
Humility, true humility comes from knowing who we are in
the overall scheme of things - in God's eyes, but also in
light of the great expanse of the universe and eternity.
When one looks at the sons of men from this perspective,
we are little more than a puff of smoke, which exists for
a very short time and then disappears.
As Christians, humility - true humility must always be a
key part of our walk. When we come to God in prayer, we
have to do it humbly, not with any kind of pride and
certainly not spiritual pride. We must come to God even as
King Josiah did, when he inquired of the Lord. God had
determined to bring evil upon his people for forsaking
him. But the king found favor in God's eyes. Why?
But unto the
king of Judah,
who sent you to inquire of Jehovah,
thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith Jehovah,
the God of Israel: As touching the words
which thou hast heard, because thy heart
was tender, and thou didst humble thyself
when thou heardest his words against this
and against the inhabitants thereof,
and hast humbled thyself before me,
and hast rent thy clothes, and wept
I also have heard thee, saith Jehovah.
Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers,
and thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in
neither shall thine eyes see all the evil that
I will bring upon this place, and upon the
inhabitants thereof. And they brought
back word to the king.
(2 Chronicles 34:26-28 - ASV)
The King pleased God and this is how we have to behave
when we come to the Lord. We have to be humble and totally
honest with God, knowing that we are made from the very
dirt that our feet walk upon.
I tend to think that some of the greatest obstacles to
personal happiness and contentment are pride, arrogance
and worldly ambition. It's also a key obstacle to any kind
of relationship with God. Humility - deep and sincere
humility on our part is a key part of that relationship.
But he giveth
God resisteth the
but giveth grace to
(James 4:6 - ASV)
And whosoever shall exalt
shall be humbled;
and whosoever shall humble
shall be exalted.
(Matthew 23:12 - ASV)
We have all heard
these versus before, but let us always keep them in our
minds as we walk our daily walks with Christ. To be
humble, kind, unassuming and helpful when appropriate. We
should spend less time trying to be attention getters to a
lost world and rather becoming an attention getter in
The way to get God's attention is 180 degree's different
than the world's way. With the world you have to have
money, fame, good looks, be 'popular' with the 'in crowd',
say and do popular and trendy things. People do it to be
acceptable to onlookers. But with God, he is looking for
that quiet, faithful soul who is noted for his humility
towards God and his righteous life. The person who has a
quiet, holy and humble life in faithful service to God...
this is the person that gets God's attention. God will set
his hand over that person and watch over him and guide him
in the paths that lead to life.
But we must be humble enough to receive the Lord's
instruction and learn from him. God will set those whom he
loves often on a very different life path than that of
others. Often this is a quieter and humbler path, the one
that does not have so many people on it. It may be a path
that leads one from the Corporate Board room to a quiet
place in the country and drives that person into the
prayer closet instead of a steady stream of corporate
merger negotiations. Or perhaps to the mission field,
instead of performing in front of the theatrical
Too many men and women expect that God is going to put
them on some pedestal and make them some new Christian
celebrity or some 'great man of God' in the eyes of the
the world or Christendom. Somehow deep down inside, I
suspect many think that God should be honored to have them
serving him and expect to be rewarded appropriately with
importance, fame and fortune.
Before God can use, really use such a person such
thinking has to be done away with and they must learn to
take the back seat and an unrecognized part in things.
This humbler mindset must become second nature to them. In
short, they have to be broken of that kind of me first
or I'm important kind of thinking.
In our times particularly, we should not be seeking great
things for ourselves. I think of Jeremiah's faithful
scribe and how the Lord set him straight about seeking
great things for himself.
thou great things for thyself?
Now Baruch had connections to the Royal Court as his
brother was the King's chamberlain. So he may have had
some secret aspirations. What they were we are not privy
to, but clearly God saw something in them and wanted to
gently correct Jeremiah's faithful scribe. If he was
looking for a place at court, God here dismisses that
clearly in Jeremiah 45:4
where he tells him he was going to break down and pluck up
his people. Getting a high position in a court that was
going to go into exile wasn't a very practical aspiration,
considering the plans God had in store.
seek them not; for, behold,
I will bring evil upon all flesh,
saith Jehovah; but thy life will I give unto
for a prey in all places whither thou goest.
(Jeremiah 45:5 - ASV)
This is why we should always find out what God wants us to
do and be where he wants us to be. It's better to live a
humble life in a quiet cottage with God's love and
protection than in a million dollar penthouse suite in a
huge metropolis that God has marked down for destruction.
So it should be with us. In a world heading for God's holy
judgment, how valuable do you really think being
'important' is in this increasingly wicked world? Who
wants to fight and claw their way to the top of a dung
heap that is about to be cast into the fires? That is how
I view those people who are ambitious in the things of
this world. The real issue I think is that deep down
inside, they are still very much in love with this world
and the pomp, glory and wealth that the system has to
offer. More in love with those things, than with God.
Brothers, it behooves us to always be humble in all we say
and do. God really does not like pride; but rather a
humble, thankful and obedient heart.
destruction the heart of man is haughty;
And before honor goeth humility.
(Proverbs 18:12 - ASV)
Job Part LXVI
answered and said,
Hear my words, ye wise men; And give ear unto me,
ye that have knowledge.
For the ear trieth words,
As the palate tasteth food.
(Job 34:1-3 - ASV)
Elihu begins the next part of this speech with a
respectful introduction, acknowledging the wisdom of his
elders and asks that they hear what he has to say and
judge it accordingly. Here, Elihu shows remarkable wisdom
and humility in that he wants to hear what the others
think about what he has to say. It is a wise man will want
to be corrected by men of understanding and wisdom,
however few and far between such men are. These words of
Elihu may have been spoken after a short interlude to see
how Job would reply to the first part of Elihu's speech in
the previous chapter.
Since he did not reply or they were not recorded, Elihu
continues his argument. Elihu may not be referring to
Job's friends when he refers to wise men, but rather,
perhaps to other bystanders who are not mentioned.
Let us choose
for us that which is right:
Let us know among ourselves what is good.
(Job 34:4 - ASV)
Elihu now calls upon these wise men to work with
him and try and determine this matter and how to judge it
properly. The idea here may be to choose what is right and
good rather than what is popular and commonly held
In our times, this is such a lacking quality. Men more and
more don't seem to be interested in truth or justice or
getting to the heart of any matter. They seek the applause
of men, to be praised and loved by them, they seek money
or as we more and more see, to put forward a narrative in
order to deceive. They are not the least bit interested in
what is right or true. Rather, they have an agenda and if
the truth or justice gets in the way, they will push it
aside. This clearly is not what Elihu wants. He wants them
to hear what he has to say and judge it according to right
and Godly standards.
For Job hath said, I am
Elihu goes on to throw Job's words right back at him.
However verse five, where he claims Job says he is
righteous, is not really found in exactness in his words,
but can be reasonably implied by some of his statements.
Job did say that God took away his judgment (Job 27:2), his 'right' if
you will. These are things that Job has argued, says
Elihu. The implication here was that Job saw himself as
being just and God was mistaken and wrong, thus making Job
a 'judge' of God and his ways. It is this thinking that
has Elihu calling out Job on.
And God hath taken away my right:
Notwithstanding my right I am accounted a liar;
My wound is incurable,
though I am without transgression.
(Job 34:5-6 - ASV)
What man is like Job,
Now here, Elihu goes off the rails and begins to accuse
Job directly of very great evil. The Hebrew word for
scoffing is H3933 in
Strong's Hebrew Dictionary. Elihu is falsely accusing Job
of being a mocker, a scoffer, someone who holds God in
Who drinketh up scoffing like water,
Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity,
And walketh with wicked men? For he hath said,
It profiteth a man nothing
That he should delight himself with God.
(Job 34:7-9 - ASV)
Then he goes on to accuse job of being the companion of
wicked men. This is the inevitable result of those who
hold the opinion of those who mock God. This is a very
harsh accusation and one that certainly did not line up
with God's opinion of Job. The way I see this passage is
that Elihu is starting to rail at Job because of some
statements Job made that were not as judicious as they
might have been and were born out of his extreme physical
pain, despair and emotional distress.
Therefore hearken unto me,
Here Elihu continues on with his wisdom speech and here,
his words are correct, God is not going to do wickedness.
He hates it. There is little new or original however in
what he is saying. But like his predecessors, he again
closely correlates God's justice with how well a man does
in life. No, Elihu does not directly accuse Job of falling
under God's judgment, but one look at Job's situation and
one could hardly ignore it. But he is correct insofar as
Job came perilously close to accusing God of gross
injustice and tries to justify himself before him and this
so-called friends. Let us remember, God was not
the source of Job's woe's, but rather Satan.
ye men of understanding: Far be it from God,
that he should do wickedness, And from the
that he should commit iniquity.
For the work of a man will he render unto him,
And cause every man to find according to his ways.
(Job 34:10-11 - ASV)
One cannot fault Elihu much here. What is has said is
mostly correct. It is folly to accuse God of doing wrong.
But I think he, like Job's friend are much too hard on
Job, a man who is under such intense suffering should be
given a lot more leeway and mercy by these wise men.
Instead, the pointing accusing finger, high minded and
often false theology are all they had to offer him.
We will continue our look at Job next week, God willing!!
23 Dec 2021 - 7 Jan, 2022
During the holidays, I do like to
take my downtime from the computer, the internet, the
news, etc. So look for the next update in the first
week of 2022!
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to be a blessing to those who have been edified by it!
Job Part LXV
Yea, his soul draweth near unto
And his life to the destroyers.
If there be with him an angel,
An interpreter, one among a thousand,
To show unto man what is right for him;
Then God is gracious unto him, and saith,
Deliver him from going down to the pit,
I have found a ransom.
(Job 33:22-24 - ASV)
We left off
last time and Elihu was describing how God often
speaks to man in ways he does not always comprehend,
particularly through chastisement. The word
'destroyers' has the connotation of 'those causing
death' (H4191) - Albert
Barnes's comments on this passage are interesting. The
idea is that the soul draws nigh unto death under the
regarding this messenger (Malak H4397
in Strong's Hebrew Dictionary) is a difficult one
because there are so many different ways people have
interpreted the meaning of it. Many see this as being
a heavenly angel, who like Gabriel did for Daniel when
he chastised himself came and interpreted a vision for
interpretation of who this messenger or angel is is a
matter of debate.The passage is most interesting in
light of verse 24 where a ransom is found and keeps
the soul from descending into the pit or
destruction/corruption (H7845 in Strong's Hebrew Dictionary).
a ransom we have in Christ's sacrifice on the cross.
While certainly this is not exactly what was meant by
Elihu unless he was speaking under a prophetic
anointing, the idea follows, that the chastised soul
would find an intercessor and would pay any 'fine'
that was due.
His flesh shall be fresher than a
describes the state of the man who has found such a
ransom, such salvation from destruction's edge. His
youth and beauty return to him and when he prays, he
gets an answer from his God. God would no more hide
his face from the chastised man. The last stanza of
verse 26 is perhaps a bit difficult, but the meaning
is plain, that God will deal with such a man justly
and in righteousness, and restore it to the chastised
soul. That God will no more treat him like an 'enemy'
or a judged soul but would show mercy and kindness to
returneth to the days of his youth.
prayeth unto God,
is favorable unto him,
he seeth his face with joy:
restoreth unto man
33:25-26 - ASV)
before men, and saith,
praises the simple act of confession. That God will
forgive and restore the man who recognizes his faults,
sins and wrongs to God. He will be delivered from the
aforementioned pit/destruction. Here the purpose of
these kinds of afflictions are clear, to drive a man
to repentance. Yet here again, Elihu, like his elders
seems to assume that there is some great sin in Job's
life and this is why he is now suffering. So far,
nothing in his speech alludes to some deeper reason
for Job's trials that are hidden from men but were
shown to the reader of the book in the opening
I have sinned, and perverted
that which was right,
And it profited me not:
He hath redeemed my soul
from going into the pit,
And my life shall behold
(Job 33:27-28 - ASV)
Elihu, like his predecessors did not give Job the
benefit of any doubt - they all appear to 'know' God
would never afflict or allow to be afflicted a man who
was living right.
Here, the younger Elihu takes on the role of teacher to
his elder and explains how God works things with mankind.
Elihu seems to think what he is saying is some great
revelation and tells Job to listen well to his words and
to sit silent while he expounds his wisdom to the elder
Job. Now I sense a bit of haughtiness in the way his words
are phrased, but other commentators do not see it. They
see a young man, not without his own intelligent views
that are worthy of Job's consideration. It should also be
noted that Elihu does not really sound all that harsh with
Job for he makes it clear that he wants to justify Job (vs
32). The word justify is H6663
in Strong's Hebrew Dictionary and can be used to clear,
clean or make right.
these things doth God work,
Twice, yea thrice, with a man,
To bring back his soul from the pit,
That he may be enlightened
with the light of the living.
Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me:
Hold thy peace, and I will speak.
If thou hast anything to say, answer me:
Speak, for I desire to justify thee.
If not, hearken thou unto me:
Hold thy peace,
and I will teach thee wisdom.
(Job 33:29-33 - ASV)
Elihu seems most sincere in wanting to help Job out. While
at times he takes on the role of teacher to an elder (and
a man highly regarded by God), it does not appear to be
from any impure or imperious motivation. The idea of
justifying him must be understood so as not to mean to
justify him in his cause and complaint against God, but
for any false accusation or to misunderstand or
misinterpret some of the things Job has said.
We will continue out look at Job next week, God willing.
A Matter of Trust
This brothers and sisters is going to be one of the most
important things for each of us in the last days - who do
you trust? In these days of false prophets, controversial
pastors and questionable politicians, it is often going to
be a serious choice for many of us. This matter of trust
may be one that causes us to leave our jobs, move, change
churches or even the country we live in. Who do you trust?
Officials in government? Bureaucrats with long titles?
Pastors with many university degree's? Public Health
officials? Hollywood Stars? Who should you
trust? In times of crisis who should you believe?
You see when one gets to belief systems, you are hitting
at the root and target of any propaganda campaign because
almost all propaganda is targeting those core belief
systems. The MSM wants you to believe and trust them,
alternative media wants you to believe and trust them, the
government wants you to believe and trust them, etc. They
are all trying to gain your trust when many of them simply
don't deserve that trust. How many times have officials
lied to us?
Liars are real. Hitler lied his way to power and then used
his lies to kill millions. But many Germans trusted him.
They really believed him and in his party. I think the
real problem is not so much that people believed him, but
that it was convenient to believe him, or at least
pretend you did - and with others, they wanted to
believe him even though deep down inside, they had their
doubts. But with many in both groups, I think fear and
cowardice were at the root of their 'belief'.
In these days of massive propaganda, fake news, lying
narratives put forward by corrupted governments, we just
have to be careful about whom we believe. A government
with a long and often negative track record... I think it
wise to be most reticent before we put much faith in such
a system. Why not? Simple. Believing a lie, any lie, no
matter how small is the first step on a long road to the
city of deception. It may be paved with the most beautiful
lies, layered in gold and platinum, with beautiful people
smiling at you giving you gifts as you head down that
road, but in the end you will only find you have been
fooled, surrounded by people who took the same wrong turn
you did when they listened to the lie and continued down
the path of deception.
I can remember one time I had a conversation with someone
who was struggling with their faith. They asked me why did
God demand faith. I suspect they seemed to think it was a
'cop out' for God not coming down and performing some
magic tricks to get people to believe in him. I said, you
have to go back to the Garden of Eden.
They looked at me kind of funny and with a high degree of
incredulity, but I just said, Yes, because that is where
it all began. They wanted me to continue, so I did.
I told them, that when God put man and his woman in the
garden, he gave them a specific commandment.
This is basic Christianity 101, but I think it key. God
gave Adam a commandment and the man (and later his woman)
had to obey the commandment, but at the root of that
obedience is the idea of belief. They had to believe
God was sincere in what he said would happen. It is the
same today, if God gives us a commandment we have to
believe God about that commandment and the consequences
for disobedience. It comes down to a matter of faith... do
you believe God, will you trust him or will you disobey
and show unbelief in what he just told you to do? This was
a test for Adam that God was giving him - Do you
believe and will you obey the Lord, your God?
the man, saying, Of every tree
of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day
that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
(Genesis 2:16-17 - ASV)
This I think is a key aspect of a rather enigmatic
statement Christ made in the Gospel of John about
spiritual blindness to the Pharisee's. One has to know
what God commands and once one does, there comes spiritual
One has to hear what God has to say, believe
in what he says, and then do as he
commanded. This is the essence of that key ingredient in
the Gospel, faith.
If ye were blind, ye would have no sin:
but now ye say, We see:
your sin remaineth.
(John 9:41 - ASV)
Faith was broken in the Garden as you all know. How? By
the devil planting the seeds of both doubt and deception
in what God had commanded.
serpent was more subtle
The devil had a plan and he executed it with his usual
demonic skill. He found the weak point, exploited it,
caused doubt to arise, and then sprung his trap with the
lie - Ye shall not surely die.
than any beast of the field
which Jehovah God had made.
And he said unto the woman,
Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat
of any tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent,
Of the fruit of the trees of the garden
we may eat: but of the fruit of the tree
which is in the midst of the garden,
God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it,
neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman,
Ye shall not surely die: for God
know that in the day ye eat thereof,
then your eyes shall be opened,
and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.
And when the woman saw that
the tree was good for food,
and that it was a delight to the eyes,
and that the tree was to be desired
to make one wise, she took of the fruit
and did eat; and she gave also
unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
(Genesis 3:1-6 - ASV)
The key? The woman ceased to believe God and chose instead
to listen to and believe the devil. Again it was a
question of whom to believe. Eve and later Adam made the
wrong choice and ceased to believe God. But God was indeed
true to his word and every human who lives has died since
then. God does not forget his word and
always carries it out.
I really wanted to get to belief systems today and the
whole idea of faith because of the vicious and pervasive
information war that is being waged all over the planet on
a whole range of key issues today. Who and what we believe
will invariably dictate how we behave and the choices we
make. If you believe you can cross a bridge without
incident and need to, chances are you are going to go
across, but if you believe that if you cross it, it's not
going to hold up, you probably won't. This is a basic and
yes, an oversimplification of a most important aspect of
human behavior - belief.
Taking hold of Christ and his work on the cross requires
faith. We have to hear the word of God, believe
it and then obey it. Christ's work restores the
faith-trust relationship with God that was destroyed in
the garden and why God demands it from all of us.
This is how I explained the need for faith to this person
some 25 years ago. In our times, we must always examine
and reexamine our belief systems and make sure they are on
and remain on the firm foundation of God's word and
keep faith with God. I can tell you this brothers and
sisters from my personal experience - God honors
faith. Put your trust, your whole being in
God's hands - and this can often entails some degree of
risk or even danger - and God will honor it. That has been
So in our times, let us always be skeptical of anything
and anyone before we believe what they tell us. Trust is a
good thing, but it can be a most dangerous one, even
suicidal if it is placed in the wrong person, group or
system. To me, trust is one of the most precious gifts one
can give to another and it should not be given away to
just anyone... not if you want to live a long and happy
God bless and keep you all in Christ!
Job Part LXIV
Behold, I will answer thee,
in this thou art not just; For God is greater than
Why dost thou strive against him,
For that he giveth not account of any of his
(Job 33:12-13 - ASV)
we left off last time, Elihu was basically throwing
Job's words back into his teeth. Repeating some of his
statements and calling him out on what he saw as his
error. Elihu continues on, accusing Job of being
unjust and noting that God is greater than we are.
Elihu's accusation that Job was not just, is not mean
to say that Job was an unjust man, but rather to
expound that his words about God were not
Then he accuses Job of striving with God. This is a
bit of an overreach, but not a totally unjustified
accusation. Elihu essentially is saying in the last
stanza that God is not answerable to Job. He does not
have to give account to us, but rather we to him. It
is folly to attempt to win a 'legal' a case against
God, as Job said he wanted. God is not answerable to
any man. Job cried out to God and he seemed deaf to
his cries (see Job 19:7, 30:20).
Simply put, God is not obligated to give an answer as
to what he is doing or why.
For God speaketh once,
wisdom here in pointing out that God does speak to
man, even though he is not obligated to. He does so,
not as a man speaks to a man (except in rare instances
like with Moses) but in dreams and visions. We have
seen many such examples of dreams and visions in our
Bibles (think of Joseph's dream, or Daniels
interpretation of the King of Babylon's dream, etc.).
Visions? Many prophets have had them. And then there
is the still small voice (1Kings
19:12). Verse one shows us that God
often does this more than once. God often repeats
warnings and directions to us. The problem is, we
don't always pick up on it. We often don't get what he
may be trying to tell us. But if we earnestly seek
God's face, he will explain it to us. I cannot begin
to tell you the times God has spoken to me on personal
matters and on prophetic matters. Many times. But
sometimes he does so in a way that takes some effort
to decipher. Other times, he is quite direct. The
important thing for us to do is to make sure that we
know when God is speaking and to make sure we pay full
attention to what he is revealing to us.
Sometimes it may not seem important, but if God is
telling us something, you can be sure that it is.
Yea twice, though man regardeth it not.
In a dream, in a vision of the night,
When deep sleep falleth upon men,
In slumberings upon the bed;
(Job 33:14-15 - ASV)
openeth the ears of men,
And sealeth their instruction,
(Job 33:16 - ASV)
is through these dreams and visions that God instructs
his people. He 'opens their ears'. The idea seems to
be that of a deaf man who can suddenly hear. He then
completes (sealeth - H2856 in Strong's dictionary)
their instruction. I think it can mean any kind of
instruction, direction, guidance, teaching or
correction depending on the kind of message God wants
to pass on. But because of Job's suffering, Elihu's
words are probably meant along the lines of rebuke and
correction, as the following passages seem to make
That he may
withdraw man from his purpose,
And hide pride from man;
He keepeth back his soul from the pit,
And his life from perishing by the sword.
He is chastened also with pain upon his bed,
And with continual strife in his bones;
(Job 33:17-19 - ASV)
Here Elihu expounds more upon the kind of instruction
that God lays on mankind, clearly having Job's
situation in mind. His point is a simple one, That
God's instruction is for man's benefit, it is to keep
us from being proud, from winding up in the 'pit'. The
word for pit is H7845
in Strong's dictionary and it can also mean grave or
also makes mention of the sword as being something
that God wants to protect us from. Something that,
probably not coincidentally in relation to the
narrative, happened to Job's children. Verse 19 is
again, probably another swipe at Job's physical
condition, which was indeed quite painful.
So that his life abhorreth bread,
And his soul dainty food.
His flesh is consumed away,
that it cannot be seen;
And his bones that were not seen stick out.
(Job 33:20-21 - ASV)
These passages are self explanatory. The soul
that is being chastised takes little pleasure in the
simplest things, like eating.
Elihu so far seems to be making the argument that God is
speaking to Job in ways that he has not perceived (vs14) -
the chastisement he is now undergoing.
We will continue our look at Job next week, God
Job Part LXIII
I also will answer my part,
I also will show mine opinion. For I am full of
The spirit within me constraineth me. Behold,
my breast is as wine which hath no vent;
Like new wine-skins it is ready to burst.
(Job 32:17-19 - ASV)
Elihu here is merely saying he has his own
opinion, his own view on the discourse of these older men.
The words were boiling within him and he simply could not
sit silent any longer.
I will speak,
that I may be refreshed;
I will open my lips and answer. Let me not,
I pray you, respect any man's person;
Neither will I give flattering titles unto any man.
For I know not to give flattering titles;
Else would my Maker soon take me away.
(Job 32:20-22 - ASV)
Elihu is basically saying that the 'steam' that was
building up within him had to have a vent, a release and
this was the reason for his boldness. But he is careful
before he continues to let them all know that he is not
going to be a flatterer or take sides between the two
camps. He knows that God does not like empty flattery and
would hold him to account.
I pray thee,
Elihu starts off by directing his words at Job himself,
now that he has ventured to speak. The words utter the
uprightness of my heart is probably less a
declaration of self-righteousness than it is a
continuation of the theme in verse 22, he is going to
speak sincerely and honestly without respect of persons.
hear my speech, And hearken to all my words.
Behold now, I have opened my mouth;
My tongue hath spoken in my mouth.
My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart;
And that which my lips know
they shall speak sincerely. The Spirit of God
hath made me, And the breath of the Almighty
giveth me life.
(Job 33:1-4 - ASV)
Verse four follows along the same lines as Job 32:8 whereby man has
a natural ability to determine right from wrong by virtue
of him being made by God and in his image. What Elihu may
also be alluding to is that he too is a man like Job, not
unwise in the ways of God or the world and thus begs that
Job is attentive to what he has to say.
In short what Elihu is doing is 'calling him out' not to a
fight, but to a battle of wisdom. His words denote a kind
of challenge to Job, he tells him to stand up.
If thou canst, answer
Set thy words in order before me, stand forth.
Behold, I am toward God even as thou art:
I also am formed out of the clay.
Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid,
Neither shall my pressure
be heavy upon thee.
(Job 33:5-7 - ASV)
Elihu gets bolder and bolder with these, his elders. He
too was made in God's image and has God given wisdom
(common sense). Here he seems to allude to Job's desire to
bring his case directly to God.
Verse seven shows that Elihu will not be afraid (his
boldness shows this) and neither should Job be afraid of
Elihu's words. He was not like God and could not confound
Job with his majesty and power, rather he appears to
entreat Job and essentially he would not add to his
burdens and make matter for him worse as frankly, his
friends had done with their constant insinuations.
hast spoken in my hearing,
And I have heard the voice of thy words,
saying, I am clean, without transgression;
I am innocent, neither is there iniquity in me:
Behold, he findeth occasions against me,
He counteth me for his enemy:
He putteth my feet in the stocks,
He marketh all my paths.
Behold, I will answer thee,
in this thou art not just;
For God is greater than man.
(Job 33:8-12 - ASV)
what he just said in verse 7 about not adding to Job's
burden, he lays into Job with a new accusation. "I
heard you say you were without sin..." is the
gist of his charge. "Don't deny it! I heard you
clearly..." is how I think some would say it
reminds Job of some of the things he said that were
not correct, but were spoken in the depth of the
bitterness and sorrow of his soul, that God counts him
as an enemy (13:24)
and puts his feet in the stocks (13:27).
Job here probably deserves some rebuke for these words
for they simply were not correct and did not reflect
properly on a God who in realty held Job in the
highest of esteem and whose works are always righteous
and true despite what we mortals may think of what he
does or how he does it. God is sovereign.
here wants to correct Job on a point of doctrine, but
I think fails to take into consideration Job's
physical and emotional state. But Job at times does
let is emotional depression get the better of him and
says somethings he probably should not have. Job felt
confused and confounded by the way he was treated by
the God he loved and served so faithfully. Now this
young man starts to go after Job by throwing these
unwise words back at Job like a boomerang. Yes, the
young man is essentially correct - but let some of the
evils that befell Job happen to him (or Job's Friends)
and I wonder what their words and reaction would be?
Hopefully not like that of Job's wife who said -
'...renounce God, and die!' (Job 2:9b).
It's easy to judge another
man, but most unwise until you have walked a few miles
in his shoes.
continue our look at Job next week, God willing!
Malak Elohim (Angel Of The Lord)
These words in Hebrew mean Angel or Messenger (H4397 in Strong's Hebrew
Dictionary) of the Lord. Other times in scripture the
phrase Angel of Jehovah is used. These are beings
created by God who serve him in the spiritual and temporal
realm. Their job for the most part is to execute the will
of God. They are 'deputized' by the Lord to carry out
specific tasks for which they are both commanded and
These beings can bring comfort to the despised (as Hagar
was when Sarai pushed her out of the house), they can
bring in powerful messages to God's servants (as with
Joseph in the NT - Matthew 1:20)
or they can bring interpretive messages to prophecies as
with Daniel, Zechariah and John the Revelator. They can
also prepare a lowly person to become a great warrior or
servant of the Lord, as with Gideon. If there is an
important task for one of God's people to do, you can be
pretty sure there is an angel around to help that person
carry out that task.
Brothers, I honestly don't think I would be alive today
were it not for the angel's that God sent to protect me.
If we serve the Lord and fear him, he will indeed send his
angels to look out for us.
The angel of
round about them that fear him,
And delivereth them.
(Psalms 34:7 - ASV)
If you serve God, you have powerful protection. Protection
that has probably protected you many times in the past in
ways you were never aware of. These angels can be powerful
spirits. God has in the past shown me (in the spirit) both
the demons that were arrayed against me and the angel that
was sent to protect me.
God I think wanted me to understand what was happening
from another perspective; the real battle lines
that were not seen by the naked eye or natural mind.
Sometimes we have to see things in this other way in order
to get a resolution to our own particular woes and know
how to pray and approach a problem.
These angels can warn us of impending danger. (Matthew 2:13) They can
also bring words of encouragement (Zechariah
These angels that protect us and those who obey the
commandments of the Lord, some of them are very, very
powerful. Remember when Hezekiah was afraid when he heard
the King of Assyria was coming against him? The Lord had
For I will
defend this city to save it,
for mine own sake, and for my
servant David's sake.
And the angel of Jehovah went
forth, and smote
in the camp of the Assyrians a
and fourscore and five
thousand; and when men
arose early in the morning,
these were all dead bodies.
So Sennacherib king of Assyria
and went and returned,
and dwelt at Nineveh.
(Isaiah 37:35-37 - ASV)
While Hezekiah may have been afraid, in reality there was
nothing to worry about. God had his angel at the ready to
deal with Sennacherib, whose army was no match for one
single, solitary angel of the Lord.
I write this brief piece for each of you today so that no
matter what you are facing, God knows about it. If you
belong to him, God can set his angel about you and if it
is necessary, God can send that angel reinforcements.
Brothers, I know many of you are worried about what is
happening in our world. Some of you are worried about your
jobs, your livelihoods, your kids, the price of
necessities and your future.
Just know that what you are facing is something that God
knew about long ago. Do you serve the Lord? Chances are
excellent that your angel knows of your situation and is
either busy at work on your behalf or standing by awaiting
orders from the Most High God.
You are not alone.
And when the
servant of the man of God
was risen early, and gone forth, behold,
a host with horses and chariots was
round about the city. And his servant said unto
Alas, my master! how shall we do?
And he answered, Fear not; for they that
with us are more than they that are with
And Elisha prayed, and said, Jehovah,
I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see.
And Jehovah opened the eyes of the young man;
and he saw: and, behold, the mountain
was full of horses and chariots of fire
round about Elisha.
(2 Kings 6:15-17 - ASV)
Whatever your situation, I just wanted to remind each
of you the powerful angelic protection that you have as
a 'fringe benefit' of serving God and placing your faith
in his Messiah, Jesus Christ.
You are not alone in what you are facing, today or in
Keep faith with God. I have found that he can always be
depended on, not necessarily to do what we want, but to
bring a situation to a resolution that is best. We may
think we know what is best, but in reality it is God
that knows what is best for us, those around us and his
So if it seems as though God is about to throw you into
the fiery furnace like the three young men in the book
of Daniel, just remember there was another person in
that flame that protected them who had the appearance of
one of the son of the gods (Daniel
3:25). Despite any fears those three had,
there was never any real reason to be afraid. God had
...for he that
toucheth the apple of his eye.
Zechariah 2:8b - ASV)
In closing know this - God has not gone
to sleep. He knows about you and your situations. I
believe it best to fret not yourself, but trust in God
in all things, obey his voice, even when it
sometimes does not seem to make sense to your natural
mind. What? Do you think it made sense for Naaman to go
and wash in Jordan to be cured (see 2Kings 5:10ff)? It
didn't. He could have missed his blessing if he had
chosen to listen to his natural reasoning rather than
the words of the Lord and his prophet.
So brothers, be encouraged, have faith and stand
Job Part LXII
But there is a spirit in man,
And the breath of the Almighty giveth them
It is not the great that are wise,
Nor the aged that understand justice.
(Job 32:8-9 - ASV)
After Elihu explains his reticence
to speak before now as being out of respect for
the older generation. He continues on with his
here is basically saying that wisdom can be found
in all men, both young and the old and that simply
because a man is older does not necessarily make
him wiser. He has shown these men deference until
now, but it is now time for his youth to speak. I
think what Elihu is saying in verse eight is that
rational thought can be found in men of all ages
and not necessarily only in the old. Common sense
(reason), if you will, is the kind of wisdom that
he may be referring to, as opposed to deeper
When he speaks of the inspiration
of the Almighty we probably should look at the
word 'inspiration' to get a better idea. It is the
word H5397 in
Strong's Hebrew dictionary.
The idea seems
to be is that when God breathed life into man,
some measure of that wisdom and intelligence was
also put into man.
he takes a swipe at the older men, he insinuates
that what he has heard was not particularly
enlightening. No, he does not say this
specifically but his statement does imply it.
Job's comforters had all manner of sayings and
idea's that explained to themselves on how God
should behave, but it did not signify with Elihu.
Reciting wise sayings and trying to put God into
some theological box is not wisdom. Additionally,
from time immemorial we have seen that old men can
often be most unwise and sometimes, downright
foolish. No, wisdom is not always with the aged.
Therefore I said, Hearken to
also will show mine opinion. Behold, I waited
for your words,
listened for your reasonings, Whilst ye
searched out what to say.
I attended unto you, And, behold, there was
none that convinced Job,
that answered his words, among you.
32:10-12 - ASV)
Elihu now asks for the same respect
that he has shown the older generation. He wants to be
heard. He waited and sat silent while they spoke, now
he wants his turn to speak. While they were trying to
come up with new arguments to convince Job of some
secret sin in his life, he waited patiently. Their
lack of success in getting Job to confess seems to
have emboldened Elihu.
Beware lest ye say, We have
may vanquish him, not man:
he hath not directed his words against me;
Neither will I answer him with your speeches.
are amazed, they answer no more:
have not a word to say. And shall I wait,
because they speak not, Because they stand
and answer no more?
32:13-16 - ASV)
seems to be implying that they were not allowed to
refute Job's argument or even his lifestyle and
one reason was because if they had, they would be
puffed up with pride. Nothing makes a wise man
foolish faster than the sin of pride. Elihu then
implies that any refutation of Job's words, any
judgment of his character here needs to come from
God, not them. Men cannot and should not judge
other men. This is a divine prerogative. Elihu's
argument here seems to be setting up the scene in
anticipation of God's speeches at the end of the
book, who will indeed set at nought the arguments
of Job's comforters.
then goes on to remark that he is an impartial
observer, he has not taken part in the debate, nor
has any of their stinging accusations at Job
touched him. Nor has Elihu spoken ill of Job. The
emotional heat of the debate that is clearly
evident on both sides precludes them from being
impartial. Elihu proposes to take a different tact
in addressing this problem and won't use the old
arguments that were used by Job's friends ('Neither will I answer him with
and thinks that his
impartiality will help them solve the argument.
problem with verse 15 is one of voice. Is Elihu
speaking or is the writer? The key may lie in the
fact that sometimes in Hebrew poetry, the third
person is often used. The possibilities are that
Elihu is speaking perhaps to others who were
nearby and listening. Or is Elihu addressing Job's
comforters and Job directly or was this passage
perhaps put in by the author of the book (as verse
32:1 appears to be)? It really is not that
important, but for thoroughness sake I thought it
words themselves are quite amazing. Basically what
the passage seems to mean is that they were
utterly amazed at this young man and his boldness
that they could not speak and were reduced to
silence. It was perhaps the silence of verse one,
that emboldened him to speak. And bold he was, let
us remember verse 32:2, that it was his anger that
caused him to speak.
will continue our look at Job
soon, God willing!!
Grace and peace to each of you and may God
bless and keep you all in these troubling, confusing and
Today's update is not about current events. Its about how
we all must deal with the troubles that come our way and
the strangeness of our times.
As you all know, I read a lot of things from a wide
variety of sources. Left, Right, Christian, secular, US
and foreign. I often get information overload reading so
much. But one thing I have noted in the past year and a
half since the 2020 election and Covid's spread across the
globe. It is the incredible amount of fear-mongering and
half-truths being spread not just by the 'unofficial', the
dissenters and others, but by officialdom and
semi-officialdom as well. The fear, misdirections,
half-truths and disinformation are real. They are not a
figment of yours or my imagination. A lot of money is
being spent to influence opinion and the government has
hardly been innocent in this battleground, duly spreading
fear and contributing significantly to the deep and
troubling divisions in the country.
Fear is a powerful emotion. Fear and hate are two powerful
tools an adept propagandist and liar uses when he wants to
spread his poison into your mind. The tentacles of this
kind of propaganda, when it is run by governments and
their secretive agencies can be very significant. These
forces have 'influence' in many of top line establishment
news and even in many alternative news sites. With some of
these sites and sources, I see them as kind of a 'fake
opposition', designed specifically to control forces;
racial, social or political groups who they know will have
problems with some policies at some time in the future.
These state run or state connected forces operate on all
sides of the political spectrum. They deal in social,
racial and gender based news sources and blogs. In the US
they use these tools often ostensibly to counter foreign
propaganda. I want to stress the word ostensibly
because today, it appears that there is little real
control over these forces and their efforts to ride
roughshod over the basic rights of ordinary, hard working,
law abiding Americans who have more than a few
inconvenient questions about some of the things going down
in the country today.
My point here today is to school you in the university of
faith. When the demons of fear and hate start to preach
their horror and brimstone driven sermons, we must not
take the bait. Many Christians and their sites are just
dripping with fear based stories. Horror, dread and scary
stuff just oozes from the computer screen once the proper
URL is entered in. Let us be careful of such sites, forces
and people. They may or may not be operating from the best
of intentions but the key to remember is that fear is not
faith. We must not allow ourselves to be inundated with
all of the stuff on the net, the scary, the wacky, the
hateful or the deceitful.
Some of you are worried about Covid. Some of you were
worried about Biden becoming President, the left is
worried that Trump might return to the White House. My
question is - where is the faith of God's people and of
those who constantly spread fear and dread into
You see, I think many of these so called Christians have
lost sight of some important truths. That the devil is
running this planet for he is the prince of this world.
Why should we be shocked when he shows his true colors?
Authoritarianism? Yes, this is what the devil is working
towards and his servants in this world are helping - some
knowingly, most not. One of the first things the devil
wants to do is to destroy truth tellers so that the big
lie can be told unchallenged. This is why we have seen so
much censorship in this world. The official lie must never
be challenged. This is the first rule in any
authoritarian, non-free, political system. I think we can
all smell the stench of such a system in the west, however
This is why we must always be on our guard for the devil
will certainly throw his darts at us in the form of
various falsehoods and in these times, we can all see just
how dangerous such lies can be. Ask the Jews of Nazi
Germany how the lies spread about them by the party about
their very membership in the human race put millions in
the gas chambers. The devil knows how to lie and he knows
how to get people to believe them. If you don't think you
can be fooled, you have been already.
But we who know the truth need not fear such lies. We must
remember our place. Then we must remember the place of
those who have rejected God's truth. Brothers, this is
just going to be hard for a lot of you. You are just going
to have to toughen up and realize that many of them are
just going to go walking blithely into a multitude of
traps that you and I can see, but they cannot and in most
cases, simply refuse to.
We cannot save the world. We must not try. We can only
preach the gospel, live our lives in love and hope and let
the world do what the world does best - rebel against God;
sometimes in lesser ways, other times in greater. When God
wants to warn the world of what it is doing, he will raise
up a or many prophets.
With many Christians particularly a lot of blogs and news
sites, I think they get frustrated because they are trying
to do the impossible. They are trying to 'teach the dead
to sing'. No matter how hard you try, with the best of
intentions you will only get silence out of a corpse. So
it is with the world. This world is lost. It will always
be lost. Those who are part of this world are and will be
lost. You cannot teach it to be a Christian because it
knows not Christ. The corpse must cease to be a one if it
is ever to learn to sing. When we are born again, we come
out of this world and are alive to Christ, we have the
potential to 'sing', though with many this never develops
into anything but a failed potentiality. We are no longer
of this world, but have been given the power to become
sons of God.
I realize that many are deeply concerned about the trends
in the nation and world. Don't be. These things must needs
be. Cease to do the 'freak out' thing and worrying
yourself and others half to death. We as Christians must
walk in this world; we must traverse the land of Sodom,
the valley of Gomorrah, the high places of
idolatry and false religion and the minefields of lies. We
cannot get distracted by the sins of others nor be enticed
by the temptations the devil will put in our path to
divert us from our steady course. Nor can we live in fear
and dread for what may or may not happen. If you serve
God, I mean truly serve him, you are in his hands. If not,
you are going to be cannon fodder for the devil, who hates
mankind only a little less than he hates God.
Are you walking with God? Is your pathway directed by him?
Have you dedicated the rest of your life here on this
earth to his service? Then these words should encourage
What were the first two words the Lord spoke to Abram
here? Fear not! This vision took place right after a major
battle where the King of Sodom was involved and Abram
would not take so much as a shoe lace from him. He did not
want it said that the King of Sodom made him rich. Abram
knew that some gifts have too high a price. There are some
things that are better not taken. In today's world there
are some jobs we just should not do. They may be perfectly
legal and even somewhat respected by the world, but that
does not mean we should take them.
the word of Jehovah came unto Abram in a
saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield,
and thy exceeding great reward.
(Genesis 15:1 - ASV)
For Christians - ever thought about taking a job as a
check out clerk at the local grocery store at $20k a year
rather than a job at some big corporation that censors
Christians, finds ways to harass believers, pushes things
on society that they know God hates for a salary of $100k
a year? It is not an easy decision, but one that may in
the long run, spiritually speaking, turn out to be by far
the best. All that glitters isn't gold and even if it is,
what lies underneath all that flash may be dangerous or
even lethal, spiritually speaking. This is one of those
things you must truly seek the Lord about in prayer
before making such decisions.
Remember Lot? When there was strife between Lot's herdsmen
and Abram's the two separated. Lot chose what looked good
on the surface (Gen 13:10)
to move to. But this was where Sodom was before it was
destroyed. While it may have looked good on the surface,
let us never forget that Lot only eventually escaped that
place with his life, and even then only after Abraham
interceded for him. His wife didn't make it. Lot saw
something that glittered but later, it turned into
brimstone when the Lord got finished with it.
Then God tells Abram that he is his shield, that being his
protection. God will protect you if you are
his and serve him honestly and honorably. God had a
mission for Abraham. In order for him to get that
protection, he like we do, have to stay the course on what
God wanted him to do. He was on his way to the promised
land - a land that God would show him. We too are on our
way to the promised land. If we stay the course, God will
help keep us on course and protect us. God protected
Abraham and he will protect you and me as well.
So to those of you who serve God, I write this brief piece
today so that you cease to worry and wonder about the lost
world. There are some things you can fix and there are
things you cannot. A wise man knows the difference and
concentrates on what he can change rather than getting
worry lines in his forehead about things he cannot.
Our jobs are simple - to live the gospel. Most people are
not going to believe or accept it and in time, we will be
badly persecuted here in the west for our faith. But some
will come to the cross, but only some of those will do
what the scriptures command - endure to the end.
Brothers hear me out on this - most souls will not make
it. They are just going to be lost. Many of your families,
friends and loved ones... they are going to be lost. They
chose it and remember this - no one deserves heaven.
God has granted us this great salvation by his grace and
love. As a race, mankind is lost, reprobate and vile. We
don't see ourselves that way... while we commit
unspeakable crimes one upon another. We wallow in our
moral filth and claim to be righteous; our hands stained
with the blood of our brother, lips dripping hate and lies
and pockets holding dishonest gain.
No brothers, every soul that is lost will be lost because
of his own choosing. Every soul that is saved is there
because of God's grace.
I have always looked at this salvation thing like this.
There is the divine harvester. He is looking only for the
choicest parts of the harvest. Only the very best gets
into his barn. He gets rid of the rest. It simply is not
good enough to meet his standards. He sells off the refuse
and the devil is more than willing to take it.
So it is with salvation. We are special to God, very
special and he has taken a lot of time and effort to build
us up into what he wants us to be.
Let us remember that and that we have no part in
this world, its ways or its fate. He who remembers this on
a daily basis will find he is less likely to make key
mistakes in these troubling times.
and I will
bless them that bless thee,
and him that curseth thee will I curse:
and in thee shall all the families
of the earth be blessed.
(Genesis 12:3 - ASV)
May the blessing of Abram (Abraham) be
upon each of you who truly and faithfully serve the Lord
and have kept the faith in good times and in bad and not
denied the name of the Lord Jesus Christ nor are ashamed
of the Gospel.
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for thought' piece for Christians as we navigate
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Blessings to all who genuinely serve the Lord.
Over these past few months many of you wonder why there
are no posts on so many of the key issues of the day.
There are many such posts, but as you all know they have
been reserved for insiders and key prayer warriors.
Material here has been seriously abused by some seriously
'bad' people in the past. I will work very hard to make
sure that does not happen again.
But posts do continue on all the key issues of our
times; Russia, hacking, China, Covid-19, Afghanistan,
Haiti, Persecution, the drought, the economy, other
plagues and diseases and many more issues of our times.
Many of these issues are placed into a biblical and or
prophetic perspective. I am still watching on the wall,
but only for a select few and with a specific purpose in
mind. To equip a few for the times coming and get them
ready for when God calls some of them to some kind of
I have all kinds of readers who are insiders and most I
know do appreciate what I do, though they don't fully
understand why I don't put more material up on the public
page. I was and have been given specific instructions from
the Lord on this. When those instructions change, I will
be the first to change them. Until then, things have to
remain as they are.
But as time has passed I realized one thing. There is just
not that much really good, rock solid biblical teaching
out there. A lot of ranting and raving; religions
politicization of events but very little real teaching and
even less anointed prophetic writings. Lots
of wannabe prophets and watchmen, but very few I see as
being truly anointed by God to carry that rare and
precious prophetic message that comes from the Holy Spirit
and God's holy throne room.
So to those of you who may think I have fallen down on my
job, I have not. I am under divine orders. When God has a
word for me to put up here, be assured, I will not be
slack nor will I hesitate.
I know the penalty for disobedience.
To those of you who seek to be a watchmen or prophet, let
me give you a tip - it may not be wise to seek such a job
out. It's a very rough job and most will wither
and fade when the going gets tough and tough it will
get if you are truly speaking for the Lord. God himself
will call you out if you are to be a prophet or watchman -
a true one in these times. You will hardly be able
to resist the call if it comes and most, when they figure
out what is expected will not want the job... at all. What
can you expect?
To be lambasted, hated, mocked, censored, stalked,
physically attacked, hacked, have your home broken into,
attempts to set you up for prison on charges designed to
destroy your credibility, have family pull away from you,
friends disown you, your employer look for ways to get rid
Still want the job?
Being a prophet or watchman? You had better know what you
are asking for before you ask for it because you just
might get the job and find that you can't quit and God
help you if you try. Ask Jonah!
No brothers and sisters, God usually calls his own
prophets and often, they are most reluctant. But they are
men and sometimes women who are specially cut out for the
job. People with thick skin, hardened faith, a close walk
with God and a no-nonsense personality. Men with a rare
combination of both love and hardness that cares for those
whom he speaks to, but is not afraid of them nor what they
can do. A prophet is a man with that rare combination of
both grit and love in his soul.
But most importantly he has to know when to speak, when to
listen and when to keep his mouth shut. To speak only
those things that God wants said, when speaking as a
Too many so called watchmen and prophets are speaking a
word of their own making and imagination. Often with the
best of intentions, but still their words are not truly
anointed and prophetic. Such true words are rare in these
times, but there are a precious few folks out there who do
have such an anointing.
So to those of you who are upset with me because I have
not spent a lot of time here on the public site on
vaccines, Biden, the 'social war', the economy, the
election and a host of other issues facing the nation, for
the time being these issues are given their proper place
and perspective only for a select few until such time as
God changes things and this too is fully within the realm
Yes, God has and continues to give me some 'words' and no,
he would not allow me to post most of them. They were for
my benefit and edification to let me know what was coming,
why and to not panic myself or others when they do happen,
as happen they did and will. One time he just nudged me
and said that these things must 'play out' and left it at
If God seems silent in these troubled times it is for a
reason. What could that reason be? He wants men to come to
him of their own volition. Prophets and watchmen have
their place, but for a nation and world veering so far off
track as it is today, the real prophetic
word has already been given. Turn from your sins, seek the
Lord while he may be found, and call out to him while he
is still listening. For there will come a time when he
will simply stop listening and won't hear you when your
sins find you out and the punishment for your crimes is at
hand. Your prayers will bounce off the ceiling and your
tears will go unnoticed by a God whom you chose time and
time again to ignore, mock and rebel against. He will
ignore you in your day of deep distress and utter
So if there is a prophetic word for all who are reading
this now, be he a trash collector, a banker, a janitor or
a taxi-driver; a Senator or federal prisoner; a gangster
or housewife - it is this - get right with God,
reject sins and abominations, and seek the Lord and do
your utmost to please him with deeds of righteousness,
holiness; words of truth and deeds that bespeak of love
and peace rather than hate, lies, violence and your own
petty selfishness. To seek purity - morally, spiritually
and sexually, for this God demands of those who serve him.
Let those who seek to be prophets seek not their own glory
nor their own 'big name' but to humbly and genuinely serve
God knowing that the prophet's mantle often doubles as a
burial shroud if they are a true prophet of the
Lord - ask John the Baptist and a whole host of those who
prophesied in the name of the Lord.
Christ came to save men, not damn them. He is calling out
to the sons of men so that they may be saved. He is
calling out to those inside and outside of
As many as I
love, I reprove and chasten:
be zealous therefore, and repent.
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.
He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit
with me in my throne, as I also overcame,
and sat down with my Father in his throne.
He that hath an ear,
let him hear what the Spirit
saith to the churches.
(Revelation 3:19-22 - ASV)
Finally, don't belittle my little study on Job.
Dear readers in times of seeming relative prosperity, it
may not seem relevant now, but keep the lesson of Job in
mind for the times I think could be coming. Considering
his travails and how God ultimately dealt with him will be
a source of encouragement to many a godly soul who may
wonder what everyone wonders when calamity strikes
Lawfare And Spiritual Warfare
Navigating the future in the west I don't think is going
to be easy. When Churches are not allowed by law to
congregate while others are is a problem. One that needs
to be explored.
During this pandemic, Churches have done right I think so
far by obeying authorities during the pandemic but also by
using the courts to deal with authorities edicts
restricting worship. But what about when perhaps some
future edict goes directly against our great commission or
the commands of scripture? What then? This is no little
matter, because such days may not be so very far away,
given the political landscape and some of the other things
being slowly moved legally and administratively against
Christians in the west.
Are there any examples in scripture about this? Are there
examples of 'lawfare' in our Bibles? Men who used the law
subtly to entrap God's servants? Yes. I will just use one
today, because I think it most apt.
Daniel was a man
greatly beloved of God and who served the Emperor Darius.
He was very good at his job and no one could find any
occasion against him. He was wise, most efficient and the
emperor had a lot of respect for him. So much so that he
was to be the number two man in the Kingdom, above all the
Daniel was distinguished
above the presidents and the satraps,
because an excellent spirit was in him;
and the king thought to set him over the whole
Then the presidents and the satraps
sought to find occasion against Daniel
as touching the kingdom;
but they could find no occasion nor fault,
forasmuch as he was faithful,
neither was there any
error or fault found in him.
(Daniel 6:3-4 - ASV)
Daniels' enemies were looking for something... anything
they could use against him. But could not find anything.
Man, do I personally know what that is like! Well, if they
can't find anything - create something against them. Here
is what went down with God's servant, Daniel
We shall not find any
occasion against this Daniel,
except we find it against him
concerning the law of his God.
(Daniel 6:5 - ASV)
This is lawfare in the age of the Medes and the Persians.
Lawfare based on religion. And not unlike today, the
deeper ramifications are spiritual in nature. Perhaps it
would help to look at this like the spiritual stronghold
of Babylon was coming against a man of God. What was the
'hook' this stronghold used to entice these men to come
against God's man? Jealousy. In order for the devil to get
people to act he has to have some kind of 'hook' to pull
them in the direction he wants them to go. So these
princes of Babylon were hatching a plot against Daniel.
They realized it had to be against his religion and his
God after having looked everywhere else.
presidents and satraps
assembled together to the king,
and said thus unto him, King Darius,
live for ever. All the presidents of the
the deputies and the satraps,
the counsellors and the governors,
have consulted together to establish
a royal statute, and to make a strong
that whosoever shall ask a petition
of any god or man for thirty days, save of
O king, he shall be cast into the den of
Now, O king, establish the interdict,
and sign the writing, that it be not
according to the law of the Medes and
which altereth not.
(Daniel 6:6-8 - ASV)
Like most good
administrators, they were clever. They created this law,
which only had temporary effect (30 days) and during this
time, no one could could come to any God and pray...
except of course to the emperor himself. Here they show
that they understood a few things. First that such a law
if for an extended period could cause social unrest;
second, it was OK to come to the King. Here they appealed
to the Kings vanity, who now would be the exclusive 'god'
to whom the people could come to in order to make any
petition. This was a firm law and one that could not be
revoked. The penalty for breaking it was death by lions
Now this is one crazy law, but one cannot think for a
second that men in power in any age are not capable of
putting such laws into action. Here the motive was for one
reason alone, to kill Daniel. They shifted the whole
religious and legal landscape of the empire to kill one
godly man. Make no mistake, a truly Godly man who yields
himself to God is someone that the devil will take the
greatest pains to try and destroy.
signed the writing and the interdict.
(Daniel 6:9 - ASV)
This is rather sad. Why in the world did Darius sign
this? He had to realize this would effect Daniel,
his most trusted servant? We don't know. But it is not
impossible that Daniel was 'out of the office' that day,
perhaps out tallying the grain supply or inspecting the
royal armory. These administrators probably waited until
an ideal time to spring this on the king. Perhaps after
the emperor had a few glasses of the special Persian
vintage of wine and some Persian dancing beauty did her
little performance for the court (this is not unheard
of in scripture - see Mark
6:22ff). However they did it, they were
able to get the king to sign this stupid law.
Here is the thing, once he knew it was signed Daniel did
not change a thing. Knowing the danger and certainly
knowing his enemies had arranged this trap, he continued
to serve the Lord and prayed like he did before - even
though it had become a crime, punishable by death.
that the writing was signed,
he went into his house (now his windows
were open in his chamber toward Jerusalem);
and he kneeled upon his knees
three times a day, and prayed,
and gave thanks before his God,
as he did aforetime.
(Daniel 6:10 - ASV)
Daniel had to navigate this legal and administrative
jungle with all of these administrative and legal snakes,
crocodiles and piranha out to devour him. How did he do
it? In this instance, it was a head-on approach. he was
not going to be frightened out of serving God. He was not
going to be scared out of praying to the Lord. He went in
his room turned towards Jerusalem, got on his knee's and
prayed. In short, Daniel, with his actions was saying 'pass
all the laws you want, I am going to serve the Lord'.
This was faith for Daniel knew that he moment he
got on his knees he was according to the law, a dead man.
These days, many Christians are relying on political
parties, non-profit legal organizations and others to
protect their rights from bad laws that attack Christians.
Certainly these organization are for the most part, doing
excellent work and have done much to protect us. But we
must never forget that this is ultimately, not a political
or legal battle, but a spiritual one. This was the secret
that Daniel knew and his enemies did not.
together unto the king,
and said unto the king, Know, O king,
that it is a law of the Medes and Persians,
that no interdict nor statute
which the king establisheth
may be changed.
(Daniel 6:15 - ASV)
On the surface, it looked like Daniel's enemies had won a
major victory. They run to the king like a group of
tattle-tale school children, probably unable to contain
their joy in their news that Daniel was now committing a
But the king realized that he made a major error in
signing that decree and did what he could to fix things.
But his administrators were adamant, they wanted Daniel,
or what was left of him after the lions were finished,
under six feet of dirt... no if's, no and's and no but's.
They had the King as well as Daniel in a trap.
The King did not appreciate this as we see and
administrators and lawyers often do make big mistakes.
This was a major political mistake they made - tricking
and entrapping the king. They probably thought they were
We know the rest of the story. God sent an angel to
protect Daniel from this unwise and unrighteous edict and
the wicked men behind it. Daniel came out of the den
This is not what happened to Daniel's enemies.
And the king
they brought those men that
had accused Daniel, and they cast them
into the den of lions, them, their children,
and their wives; and the lions had
the mastery of them, and brake
all their bones in pieces,
before they came to the
bottom of the den.
(Daniel 6:24 - ASV)
Despite all that his enemies had planned against God's
man, Daniel prospered (Dan 6:28).
I have gone over this passage for a reason. As we watch
the generational shift in the country as well as attacks
on religious liberty, we must understand that we are
indeed in a kind of jungle. We have enemies who are lying
in wait for us as we traverse the dangerous landscape.
They want to do us harm, even kill us. But we who know our
God can depend on him to look out for us. To protect us
from the wickedness of those who would do us harm.
Sometimes God has to let our enemies get so far, so he can
beat them back. Let them do their wickedness so they have
no excuse when they are thrown into the lions den, as they
would do to God's people.
This is the boomerang effect and at times, I have seen it
at work. What people try and throw at God's people can
sometimes comes right back around at them. The key is to
never take vengeance yourself, keep faith with God and
keep your eyes and ears open to what is going on and more
importantly to what God wants you to do.
Also remember that Daniel was willing to pour out his life
for his God and such a call may be made upon us one day.
because of the blood of the Lamb,
and because of the word of their testimony;
and they loved not their life
even unto death.
(Revelation 12:11 - ASV)
For one day, all hell will break loose and that great
dragon, Satan will be given enormous authority here on
earth. He will make war on we who follow Christ Jesus.
dragon waxed wroth with the woman,
and went away to make war
with the rest of her seed,
that keep the commandments of God,
and hold the testimony of Jesus:
(Revelation 12:17 - ASV)
I beheld, and
the same horn
The war will certainly start off with legal aspects to it.
You can't worship, you can't congregate, you can't
witness, you must bow down before the emperor, etc. The
devil will make sure that in such a war, laws are passed
to do just that - attack Christians for that is his
primary purpose, to make war against the saints.
This is clearly what happens with the Mark of the Beast. A
law is passed making taking the mark compulsory along with
the worship of an image. The penalty will be death. It
will be lawfare but with a specific spiritual or rather,
demonic purpose in mind. But God as well will be working
his own purpose in this - he is going to allow it. It will
test the whole world as well as his saints. Those saints
who are here will have to go through it but God will spare
others of this great trial which will come upon the whole
world (Revelation 3:10).
made war with the saints,
and prevailed against them;
(Daniel 7:21 - ASV)
And it was given unto him
to make war with the saints,
and to overcome them:
and there was given to him authority
over every tribe and people
and tongue and nation.
(Revelation 13:7 - ASV)
There will be different ways for different people on how
to navigate the coming jungle. Paul when being questioned
used his wisdom to confound his interrogators by asserting
a resurrection when the council was divided about that
issue (Acts 23:6ff).
God will show us what to do if we put our trust in him
fully. He has done that with me and at times he is very
specific about what I am to do. He will do this with you
if you are truly walking with him and have chosen to be in
his service. But for many, if not most of us who are alive
when the mark is instituted, we must steel ourselves for
death. The spirit distinctly says that this spirit of
anti-Christ will have power to overcome us (in the body).
But we ultimately do overcome by the blood of Christ and
the word of our testimony.
In conclusion, I see lawfare as intensifying as anti-God
forces move more and more into the corridors of power all
over the world. False religion, anti-religion and others
will work on behalf of the devil and in nine cases out of
ten, won't know who their ultimate employer is. We must
prepare our hearts for it. The devil is deadly serious
about his attacks on we who are of Christ. It is only when
he is given authority that he can come after us in full.
Today as we can see, persecution is more a regional
phenomenon. We in the west are harassed, but rarely feel
the brunt of the kinds of persecution that is felt in many
parts of the world. That one day is going to change. When
and how I cannot say, but you can be certain that if God
warned us about persecution, we must be prepared for it
and not try and kid ourselves that persecution only means
for someone else.
So as we move through the jungle of our times let us
recognize that there are many predators out there who will
seek our harm and even our lives and when possible and
practicable, let us avoid the traps the devil and his imps
will lay for us in the days ahead.
God bless and keep you all in Christ!
said unto Abram,
Get thee out of thy country, and from thy
and from thy father's house, unto the land
that I will show thee: and I will make of thee a
and I will bless thee, and make thy name great;
and be thou a blessing: and I will bless them
that bless thee,
and him that curseth thee will I curse:
and in thee shall all the families
of the earth be blessed.
(Genesis 12:1-3 - ASV)
This is one of those subjects that are often
best avoided in polite 'Christian' society. But the idea
of a curse is a very serious affair and frankly, I am not
so sure many 'generic' Christians really believe in and or
understand just how serious it is.
In the above passage, God had called out Abraham for a
very specific purpose. He was going to use Abraham's
obedience and faith as a key instrument to bring salvation
to mankind. Obedience because Abraham (at that time Abram)
had to do something, he had to get out of his native land
and away from his family and go to a place that God did
not specify exactly but would reveal at the proper time.
Then he gives him a powerful promise. Anyone who blesses
Abraham will be blessed and anyone who curses him will be
cursed. As we noted in the last part of Samuel, we see how
God does indeed protect his people when they are on a
divinely appointed mission. God was going to protect his
servant and that he did many times in his long journey.
A curse brothers is a horrible thing. It can entail all
manner of evils, illnesses, pain, or poverty. It's
something that is a sign of great divine displeasure. The
reality of a curse is clearly maintained all through the
Pentateuch (the five books of Moses) and there are
many blessings and cursing within those pages. A curse is
almost always based on a person's behavior.
And it shall
come to pass,
I think of the long history of the people of Israel. I
think of their first exile to Babylon, but also what I
consider the far more important exile which took place
after the Romans came in 70 AD. Israel was
scattered all through the world. For centuries they
wandered and lived as foreigners and 'outsiders' in just
about every place they went. Some European nations had
periods of time where they expelled the Jews, hated them
and treated them with deep contempt. This went on for
nearly two millennia. How did Moses prophecy what would
happen to the Jews if they did not do as God had
commanded them, the God who did all manner of miracles for
them and freed them from their slave chains in Egypt?
when all these things are come upon thee,
the blessing and the curse, which I have
set before thee,
and thou shalt call them to mind among all the
whither Jehovah thy God hath driven thee,
and shalt return unto Jehovah thy God,
and shalt obey his voice according
to all that I command thee this day,
thou and thy children, with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul; that then Jehovah
thy God will turn thy captivity,
and have compassion upon thee,
and will return and gather
thee from all the peoples,
whither Jehovah thy God
hath scattered thee.
(Deuteronomy 30:1-3 - ASV)
shalt become an astonishment,
a proverb, and a byword,
among all the peoples
shall lead thee away.
(Deuteronomy 28:37 - ASV)
The whole chapter of Deuteronomy chapter 28 describes the
blessings and curses that will befall Israel, wholly
dependent in on their obedience to or rebellion against
God's commandments. When Israel entered into the covenant
with the Lord, I just am not so certain they took the Lord
at his word and that God has a long memory... the
longest in the universe. It is not a mistake that we
Christians should repeat. Let Israel's travails be a clear
example to us. God will keep his word and deal quite
harshly with those who reject him, his word and his ways.
Particularly those who entered into covenant with him.
Once we have been born into the Kingdom of God by the work
of the Holy Spirit, we have entered into a new covenant; a
new 'contract' signed, if you will, in the blood of
We must also remember that God will do his part in the
work of salvation, or in any divinely appointed task he
has assigned us, but that we must do ours as well. One
thing we must do is to keep our faith - mental belief
coupled with actual obedience.
It's not talked about much but the NT does have a curse
mentioned for those who turn away from God.
who were once enlightened
and tasted of the heavenly gift,
and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
and tasted the good word of God,
and the powers of the age to come,
and then fell away, it is impossible
to renew them again unto repentance;
seeing they crucify to themselves
the Son of God afresh, and put him
to an open shame. For the land which
hath drunk the rain that cometh oft upon it,
and bringeth forth herbs meet for them
for whose sake it is also tilled,
receiveth blessing from God:
but if it beareth thorns and thistles,
it is rejected and nigh unto a curse;
whose end is to be burned.
(Hebrews 6:4-8 - ASV)
The principle is not at all dissimilar to what we saw in
Deuteronomy 28; there is the blessings that comes from God
and then there is the clear prospect of a curse. All
depending on the 'fruit' that the 'ground' bears.
fruits ye shall know them.
Do men gather grapes of thorns,
or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree
bringeth forth good fruit;
but the corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil
neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit
is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Therefore by their fruits
ye shall know them.
(Matthew 7:16-20 - ASV)
We must lay these things to heart and not ignore them or
think them of little account - the divine 'accountant' is
coming and he is a most exacting fellow, he
expects a spiritual profit; a basket of good fruit for all
the investment he has made and brothers, he had better get
it! See the parable of the fig tree in a vineyard (Luke 13:6ff).
How is it that the prophet Malachi talked about the
Priests in his time? God was sore upset with his religious
representatives. The men who were supposed be guiding
Israel. You will see below what God thought about them.
And now, O ye
Some of you may say that is only meant for the priests
under the old law. You would be mostly correct. This is
not a generalized threat to all of Israel, only to the
priests, the House of Levi.
this commandment is for you.
If ye will not hear,
and if ye will not lay it to heart,
to give glory unto my name,
saith Jehovah of hosts,
then will I send the curse upon you,
and I will curse your blessings; yea,
I have cursed them already,
because ye do not lay it to heart. Behold,
I will rebuke your seed,
and will spread dung upon your faces,
even the dung of your feasts;
and ye shall be taken away with it.
And ye shall know that I have sent
this commandment unto you,
that my covenant may be with Levi,
saith Jehovah of hosts.
(Malachi 2:1-4 - ASV)
But ye are an
Yes, we true Christians are a priesthood as well. Again,
representatives of God. So let us take such words as we
find in Malachi with seriousness. The old Levitical
priesthood was one that was not eternal, it was passed on
from generation to generation. We are part of something
much more permanent and yes, important. Therefore, our
responsibility is also that much greater. We must not
spurn God's word or hold his words and commandments in
light regard. That is the way to very great error. We must
not pollute the gospel message any more than the priests
were not to pollute the offerings to the Lord (see Galatians 1:8-9).
a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
a people for God's own possession,
that ye may show forth the
excellencies of him who called you
out of darkness into his marvellous light:
who in time past were no people,
but now are the people of God:
who had not obtained mercy,
but now have obtained mercy.
(1Peter 2:9-10 - ASV)
We who serve God, let us keep faith with him in all things
so that we may obtain the blessing and not anger the Lord
and incur his displeasure. Or worse, his curse.
These times? Brothers I see a nation and world heading
into a curse. Right now I think God is trying to get our
attention but that phase is not going to last forever. I
look at our nation and the things going on and I am
shocked at the trends in it.
America is changing and its spiritual moorings with God
are being slowly unhinged as the nation continues its
spiritual drift. Sex-sin is in, God is out; drugs are in,
Church is out; false narratives and fake news are in and
God's truth is out. I suspect we are a nation that if it
does not change its ways, will receive from the hand of
the Lord one thing in particular... a curse. I hope and
pray that does not occur. Americans have
certainly received a great many blessings from God's hand
and have been in a great many ways, the envy of the world.
But how has the country repaid him?
I hate to write on such a negative subject, but this
morning I kind of got a most troubling word from the Lord
that I am not going to share, but it did have to
do with the whole idea of the curse.
[Note: This piece should not under ANY
circumstances be construed (or deliberately
misconstrued) to be against Israel or the Jewish people.
Too many men in Church history have abused the
scriptures and twisted them to incite hatred of the
Jewish people. This site is absolutely
against any form of hate, including and
especially anti-Semitism. Jesus Christ was a Jew and I
am and will continue to be one of his followers and
maintain a love for the Jewish people as I am commanded
to love all men.]
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