Worldwide News: Part Two: “Who is a GOD like unto THEE?”

The Bible says,  “Who is a GOD like unto THEE, that pardoned iniquity and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of HIS heritage?  HE retained not HIS anger for ever, because HE delighted  in mercy. “   (Micah 7:18)   Why is the World so sinful?  Why? Why? Why?   Remember, the late Black comedian, Flip Wilson? He used to  say, “The devil made me do it!”  Yes Sir…the devil is responsible for all the sins in this World.   Yet,  we have a Savior to turn to for help.  Therefore Prophet Micah wrote,  “WHO IS A GOD LIKE UNTO THEE!”   

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:  

Allow me to ask you a question,  “Do you need mercy and forgiveness of sins?”   I don’t know about you but I do!   If you search the inner parts of your heart, soul, and mind, you just may find something there which is real ugly – it may be the cancerous sore which is affecting your life.  This type of sore is something a surgeon cannot dig out because he uses surgical knives and tools which DO NOT carve into the spiritual man/woman.   We need the Blood of  JESUS to cleanse us from all spiritual wickedness.

You know what?  None of the man-made cleansing agents,  gimmicks, and tricks (such as hypnotism, soothsayers, theories, the blood of chickens, bleach, Clomet, Tide, or Mr. Clean)  can cleanse spiritual sins.

(1)  WHAT IS INIQUITY?  They tell me all iniquity is immoral and unjust. Sometimes, we have shameful thoughts and we have unlawful seizures of darkness buried in areas of our subconscious minds.  We want to come out but we cannot.  We want to tell the World how we feel but we cannot. Where do these images and thoughts come from?  Why are they there?  Why can’t we shake them?  

(2)   CAN OUR FRIENDS HELP US?    Prophet Micah said, “Trust ye not in a friend, put not confidence in a guide:  keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.  For the son dishonors the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house.”  (Micah 7:5-6)

It sounds as if Prophet Micah is alive today but it is the WORD OF GOD which is alive and GOD’S WORD still speaks to us!  You may be saying, “My acquaintances, friends, and family members will not turn against me.”  But trust me (at some point), you will be disappointed!  We are humans and humans make mistakes!  In fact, you may have shared something confidential and your confidant may be writing about you on Spacebook! 

(3)   TO WHOM CAN WE TURN TO FOR HELP?   I’m gonna do what  Prophet Micah said,  “Therefore I will look unto the LORD;  I will wait for the GOD of my salvation:  my GOD will hear me…”   (Micah 7:7)

You cannot hurry the Lord GOD.   When the time is right,  He will answer and deliver you!  The Lord GOD ain’t gonna come-a-running because you whistled at HIM!  However, He is a GOD who pardons iniquity and retains not HIS anger for ever!

Like Apostle PaulI will cry out  ABBA FATHER!  (Romans 8:15)  Why?  I can go to my Heavenly DADDY and I can tell HIM  about e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g   and  e-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y   who distresses me and HE will take care of all my problems.

(4)   WHO IS LIKE UNTO GOD?  Well, you know the answer to this question.  Absolutely, there is no body in Heaven, on Earth, or up under the Earth or sea who is like the TRUINE GOD.

There are other man-made gods (with eyes, ears, throats, arms, legs, feet, and bodies) but they are not alive!  If you don’t believe me, ask  Prophet Elijah,  who had a contest with Jezebel’s priests. As you know, Jezebel’s prophets called all day on Baal (who never came).  Then  Prophet Elijah called on the Living God and fire came down from Heaven to lick up the sacrifice and the 12 barrels of water which drenched the offering!  There is no body like the Lord GOD whom we serve!

Have a Blessed Day!

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Worldwide News: Part One: “GOD MADE US TO SERVE HIM!”

The Bible says,  “….truly our fellowship is with the FATHER  and  with His Son, JESUS CHRIST…”    (I John 1:3)   You don’t have to believe me, but you should read the Word of GOD for yourself which was written by the Holy Men of GOD.   Apostle John tells us, “WE WERE MADE TO SERVE GOD!”    Although some of us slip and fall (or rather shall I say, we all make mistakes), we need to get up, repent, brush off the dirt, slime, mud, and keep on going!  

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME: 

Like it or not, GOD MADE US TO SERVE HIM AND TO FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM!   

(A)  Why should we believe Apostle John?  He was there with the other Disciples from the beginning,  “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and out hands have handled t, of the Word of Life…”   (I John 1:1)   John had no reason to lie to us as he was an eye witness to the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  I wasn’t there and neither was you but we have recorded testimonies from various individuals who were there.

(B)  Why does the Lord GOD want us?   If you invent something, you want exclusive rights to sell and market it; and so you must file it with the official patent office in your country.  In return, the Patent Office gives you an official document which protects your rights and from counterfeit copies or dishonest people who produce look-alike-renditions of your invention. Lets say your invention is a flop, but you still want it and hopefully you refuse to throw it in the garbage.  Why?  You can make corrections to it and re-invent it using better technology.  Also, if someone copies your invention or makes something similar to yours, you have legal grounds to claim your invention was the first!

Likewise, the Lord GOD wants to place HIS HOLY SEAL upon all believers because HE created us.  The Lord GOD ain’t got to go to the patent office as HE IS THE PATENT MAKER!   Thus, the LORD GOD has exclusive rights over us!  

(C )  Why should we fellowship with the Lord GOD?  If you want your name to stay in the Book of Life, you’ve got to fellowship with GOD.  We were predestined to serve the Lord GOD,  “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of Adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father.”    (Romans 8:15)  In other words, the Lord GOD is our Daddy!   FYI:  There are a lot of daddies out there who don’t want to claim ownership of their sons and daughters. I’m glad to say that I serve the Lord GOD and HE is my Daddy!

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: “Whatever GOD says, THAT’S IT!”

The Bible says,    “Say unto GOD, How terrible art THOU in THY works! Through the greatness of THY power shall Thine enemies submit themselves unto Thee….COME SEE the works of GOD:  He is terrible in His doing toward the children of men.  He turned the seas into dry land:  they went through the flood on foot…HE RULETH by HIS POWER for ever; His eyes behold the nations:  let not the rebellious exalt themselves.”  (Psalms 66:3-7)     Here is a question for you to ponder,  “If the Lord GOD sends 3 to 6 inches of sheets of ice (throughout the Earth), what can Mankind do?    The Word says,  “HE RULETH,”  therefore,  “Whatever GOD says,  THAT’S IT!”  

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME: 

Throughout the Globe, GOD is speaking to all of us and through the HIS creation!    Folks, the EARTH and the WHOLE OF CREATION is GROANING!  Long ago, the Earth and all of Creation was PERFECT!  Not any more!  All you have to do is look at the twisted trees in the parks and forests,  dried-out landscapes, famines, droughts, vines growing  over and smothering  some of the trees, the deadly plants, insects, frogs,  and snakes in the rain and tropical forests, deadly scorpions and snakes in the deserts, and (worst of all) the two legged humans (who act like animals) who have deviated from GOD’S Commandments.

Check it out:  

(A)  God is speaking to the elements: famine, heat, soaring temperatures, clouds, rain, hail, sleet, ice, black ice, and snow. If you look on the internet (throughout the USA and the World), you will see the damage caused by blazing sun temperatures, dry continents, famines, droughts, fain, hail, sleet, ice, and snow,  (including, the Ice Age).   Don’t you get it?   

(1)    Lets check out the cold  weather just in the USA!  The Lord GOD wants our attention and HE is getting it! Alone, GOD stops transportation, roads, cities, towns, states, countries, airports, buses, trains, cars, even your walking on the streets!  As the snow hit certain areas,  the roads became not drivable. and it took some people 24 hours  (or more) to get home as they were stuck in their cars and buses (on the highways).   In fact, little kids were stuck on school buses and others overnight at schools!   Some people (throughout the US) knocked on the doors of strangers for shelter and the National Guard knocked on car windows to check on people!

(2)   No body’s making money or earning paychecks – unless you‘re driving a snow-salt truck!  Some smart supervisors asked people to stay on the jobs but the intelligent folks walked out – the second they heard the weather reports!   No matter how much you may want to go work (ha, ha, ha), you cannot get down the outdoor steps of your residence or drive your car or catch public transportation because of the ice, sleet, and snow.  If you have  wings on your back, you can fly to work or wherever but you may find yourself alone as other folks ain’t coming! But if you have skis, you may be able to get around – be careful.  

Instead, people fled to the grocery stores and their homes (abandoning  the jobs).  Just before the storm hit, stores had restocked items (from previous storms) but now they are currently out of batteries, flashlights, fire wood, food products, milk, bread, eggs, fresh vegetables, and large quantities of swimming pool salts and sand to melt the ice and snow.

Mostly everything is closed including airports, churches, and the Government!   THE CITIES AND STATES ARE PARALIZED AND MANY OF THE CUSTOMERS HAVE NO UTILITIES!  There are many customers without power and the utility companies are unable to service customers and meet high demands!       

(3)   Not only has Mother Nature obeyed the Lord GOD, but large trees (and limbs) are fallen and crashing into cars, houses, and blocking roadways.  As the WORD of GOD says,  “How terrible art THOU in THY works!” 

(B)  In ancient days, God spoke to the WATERS, oceans and seas!   Read on,   “And the Lord GOD of Hosts is HE that toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn:  and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned as by the flood of Egypt.”  (Amos 9:5)

(1)   We all know about the flood which covered the Earth, during the days of Noah.  Again, most of the unbelievers do not want to hear this!  Yet (in Noah’s day), the Lord GOD destroyed every living soul, animals, fowls, and whatever crawled  upon the Earth (with the exception of Noah’s entire family (8 souls) and the animals aboard the Ark).

(2)   We all know about Prophet MOSES  (who led the Children of Israel, on dry land across the Red Sea).  If you don’t believe it or if your hearts are hardened, that’s ok!   GOD breathed  through HIS nostrils all night long and divided the Red Sea.

To those who do believe it, imagine yourself there as a stranger mixed in with the Children of Israel.   One minute you’re expecting to be killed by Pharaoh’s army and the next minute, the Lord GOD divides the Red Sea,   “Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.”  (Exodus 14:21;  and read, Psalms 136:13)   There you are walking on dry land (miles below sea level) with the water on each side of you and you see the fish, octopus, sea kelp, sea weeds, and whatever floating on both sides. 

[Note: Too bad, no body had cameras, cam recorders, smart phones, or tablets!  Thanks to movie directors (like the late, Cecile B. DeMille) and actors (such as the late Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Ann Baxter, etc.), we can vividly see what it was like for the Children of Israel and the Egyptians!]

(C)   Today, God still speaks to the waters!  Somebody is saying,  “Girl that was long ago and thangs like that don’t happen today!”  Surely, GOD promised never to flood the entire Earth and HE hung the rainbow in the sky as a Covenant for all to see! 

If you are not a  believer, you should Google the word,  tsunamis.   Perhaps, you will believe what you read on the Internet!  Throughout modern times, various tsunamis struck continents and destroyed many lives and did damage in the billions.  In fact, many of these countries are still undergoing reconstruction and turmoil.  For instance, Google, Mount Sinabung, INDONESIA. These poor souls are yet distraught!  Of course, there is a scientific explanation as the plates in the Earth cross each other and it triggers the waters to surge across the oceans and seas! 

In truth, the oceans and seas yet obey the Lord GOD as HE (alone, without the help of Presidents or Prime Ministers or the United Nations) spoke to the plates in the Earth (which hears and obeys – unlike Mankind) and GOD  (alone, without the help of Queens and Kings)  spoke to the seas which rose up in anger.  These waters swelled with great RAGE and  HEIGHT (standing up taller than 10 story buildings and hitting the shores with incredible wind speeds and the force of  tons of concrete).  

WHO IS ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE ANGER OF THE LORD GOD!  One nation is but a drop in the bucket to the Lord GOD!  So, you can put all the nations into one bucket and TOGETHER there ain’t diddely-dang-dong nothing we can do to fight the ALMIGHTY GOD! 

(D)  God speaks to the mountains and volcanoes.  The WORD states,  “The MIGHTY GOD, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the Earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof…”  (Psalm 50:1)

According to Psalm 97:3-5, it states, “A FIRE goeth before  HIM, and burneth up His enemies round about.  His lightnings enlightened the world:  the Earth saw, and trembled…The HILLS MELTED like WAX at the presence of the LORD of the whole Earth…”   Having said so, we all know about erupting volcanoes in diver places throughout the Earth. These volcanoes are violent and  raging with anger as they spew out hot lava, ash, lightning, and rocks.

Need I say more?  “Whatever GOD says, THAT’S IT!” 

Have a Blessed Day!  

 

Worldwide News: PART TWO “PURE SPIRITUAL MILK from HEAVEN!”

THE LORD IS STILL TALKING TO SOMEBODY OUT THERE!

The Bible states,  “As NEWBORN BABES, desire the sincere MILK of the WORD that ye may grow thereby:  If so be, ye have tasted that the LORD is gracious…”  (I Peter 2:2-3)   I wish I could open the top of our brains to pour in “SPIRITUAL MILK from HEAVEN.”    Most of us need a spiritual reboot from head to toe and a complete spiritual makeover because we get stuck in our old patterns and stuck on stupid! 

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:  

In the last Blog, we checked out  “M & M’s from HEAVEN”  that is  physical MANNA and MEAT.  Isn’t the Lord GOD wonderful!  Like the ancients, we are still pigging out on bread (manna) and steaks (meat). Oh boy, it makes me hungry because we all like to eat out at Ruth’s Steak House  or Longhorn’s – big giant well-done-juicy steak, baked potato (with all the trimmings), hot fresh bread and real butter, Caesar salad, a glass of wine or beverage, and desert! 

(A)  Allow me to ask a question,  “WHAT COMES FIRST…MEAT or MILK?”   The Word says, “As NEWBORN BABES, desire the sincere MILK of the WORD that ye may grow…” WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?  Before we can understand this, we must look at the fundamental process of giving milk to babies!  

(1)  You DO NOT give a “newborn baby”  chopped steak or chunks of chicken!  Instead, you put warm milk in a bottle to feed the baby and/or the baby is breast-fed by the Mother!  If a young Mother gives a newborn baby meat to eat, she needs to be put up under the jailhouse.  Everyone knows that you CAN NOT give a baby chopped meat to eat!

(2) As the baby grows, the Mother puts rice flakes in the warm milk bottle, shakes it up, and gives it to the baby! Too much rice flakes may upset the babies’ stomach!  The milk alone is not enough to fill the baby’s stomach!  When the baby’s stomach is empty, he wakes up crying every 2 hours!  As you know, some baby’s are greedier than other babies – some drink 4 ounces of milk in one feeding!

(3)  By six months or nine months, the baby is able to tolerate strained Gerber foods – bananas, peas, carrots, etc. !  The Mother closely watches to see if the baby can digest the new diet and she watches for allergic reactions to the baby’s skin!  Throughout this process, the baby is growing and developing.

(4)  When the baby develops teeth, he is ready for meat and he will bite.  If he starts biting the Mother’s nipples (I promise you) the Mother will wean the baby! 

(B)  Let’s compare the MILK to newborns to PURE SPIRITUAL MILK!  As NEWBORN BABES in CHRIST JESUS,  we are living on the MILK of the WORD!

(1) This is the first stage of our Christian journey!    Some religious writers (Apostle Paul and Peter) calls It,  “milk,  pure milk, and or  sincere milk…”     Whether or not you call this “pure or sincere milk,”   It is  “PURE SPIRITUAL MILK”  straight from the PUREST of  PUREJESUS CHRIST!  Apostle Peter said,  “If so be, ye have tasted that the LORD is gracious…”   (I Peter 2:3)   In order to taste, one must ingest and absorb into the body.    Apostle Paul said,  “I have fed you with milk and not with meat…”  (I Corinthians 3:2)  

(2)   Regardless, It is  MILK and It is from HEAVEN –  This is the unadulterated “*WORD OF GOD!”  which does not sour, does not get old, does not rot, does not change…It is not weak, It does not fade,  It is not powerless, and It is everlasting…”   [* In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was GOD…The same was in the beginning with God…And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father),  full of grace and truth…  (John 1:1-2; 14)]  In order to drink this milk, we must be born again from above – filled with the HOLY GHOST! 

(3) We should be DAILY growing and developing spiritually, but some of us are trifling!  For this reason,  Apostle Paul  said, “I, brethren, could  not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ…I have fed you with milk and not with meat:  for ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able…For ye are yet carnal:  for whereas there is among you envying, strife, divisions, and ye walk as men…”  (I Corinthians 3:1-4)

(4) If we are growing, we should not get a big-head or  get besides ourselves!   Some of us Christians develop mental complexes because we achieve this and that in the Lord JESUS!  We think we are better achievers than others.  Dah!  As Apostle Paul said,  “WHO is PAUL [in other words – Paul says that he is nobody!], and WHO is APOLLOS, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?  I have planted, Apollos watered;  but GOD GAVE THE INCREASE!  So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth;  but GOD THAT GIVETH THE INCREASE.” (I Corinthians 3:5-7)

(5) JESUS speaks to us in plain language we all understand,  “…come unto ME as little children…and if you are not like them, you cannot enter into the kingdom of Heaven…”  Why?  Well, little children have innocent minds and they are more forgiving than adults.  [Note:  A dog is more forgiving than a mature human! I have seen people kick and beat their dogs and then give the dog a bone. Guess what?  Dogs  will lick their masters the next minute because these animals are forgiving!]  Back to the lesson. A spanked child will cry but within the next hour, he is forgiving!  Like little children, we (adults) must learn to forgive others.  

Finally, Are you on “PURE SPIRITUAL MILK”  or not? 

Have a Blessed Day!

 

 

Worldwide News: PART ONE: “M & M’s from HEAVEN!”

THE LORD IS TALKING TO SOMEBODY OUT THERE!

The Bible states,  “Then said the Lord unto Moses,  Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no….The LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat and in the morning bread to the full… ” (Exodus 16:4,8)   What is rain?  When I was a little girl, I asked my Daddy, “Where does rain come from?”   And, he told me that water becomes vapor and ascends to the clouds and falls as drops of water from the clouds.”    Having said that,  “God rained M & M’s from Heaven to Earth!” – – manna from Heaven and He sent the quails as meat to His people.   All of us need RAIN from the Lord GOD.  If you are unhappy, going through trials and tribulations, or sickness, or you’ve lost a job, you need to read this Blog.   

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:  

Lets check out what happened to the Children of Israel before they ate bread and meat!  

(1)  They had no water. 

(a)  After crossing the Red Sea, Moses led them for three days into the wilderness of Shur to the bitter waters of Marah.  So, they murmured against Moses because he put them in this situation.    However, GOD fixed that problem as HE sweetened the waters of Marah. (Exodus 15:25)

(b)  When they arrived in Elim, they made camp under the Palm trees and near twelve (12) wells of water.  Now, Moses was a hero!   So, they stopped murmuring as everything is honky-dory!

(c)    Next, the Children of Israel wandered into the Wilderness of Sin (between Elim and Sinai) and it is the second month of their journey from Egypt.   Now, they murmur (against both Moses and Aaron) saying,  “Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt when we sat by the flesh pots and when we did eat bread to the full;  for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”  (Exodus 16:2-3)   Now, they are suicidal because they wish to be dead.  How quickly they forgot the Lord GOD divided the Red Sea, drowned their enemies, but they crossed over on dry land.

(2)  The Lord GOD sent Manna and Meat (M&M’s).  The Lord GOD said,  “…the Lord shall give you in the evening flesh [quails]  to eat and in the morning bread  [manna] to the full…“   (Exodus 16:8)   Here is a brief description of the manna,   “…and in the morning the dew lay round about the host…and when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing as small as the hoar frost on the ground.  And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another,  It is manna:  for they wist not what it was.  And Moses said unto them,  This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.” (Exodus 16:13b-15)   They gathered and ate what was needed for five days; and on the sixth day, they gathered twice as much because they rested on the Sabbath.  Since they murmured for meat, God sent them quails for meat,  “And it came to pass that at even the quails came up and covered the camp.”  (Exodus 16:13)   Like some us (who cannot control our appetites), many of the Children of Israel died from over-eating quails!

(3)  Lets compare our lives and attitudes to the Children of Israel.   You know, it’s easier to blame other people for our failures and miseries rather than to accept full responsibilities for our own actions.  Because of non-belief,  we fail (on many occasions) to be successful and due to the lack of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding, we error!   

(a)  Like Israel, we are wishy-washy – one day we’re up and the next minute we are down!  After Israel traveled a little bit, they got hungry and thirsty but they did not trust in the Lord GOD to correct the situation.  Although, the Lord GOD performed dozens of  supernatural events for them in Egypt and in the wilderness, they failed to maintain a high level of trust and confidence.  The second trouble comes our way, we drop the ball and lose all hope in the Lord GOD.  The wind blows us to and fro!

(b)  Like Israel, we party hardy, dance, and shout over our accomplishments, deliverances, and victories.  When our team is winning, we throw House Party IV  and blow the roof off the house. The  Children of Israel celebrated after crossing the Red Sea,   “Miriam the prophetess took a timbrel in her hand and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.  And Miriam answered them,  Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.”  (Exodus 15:20-21)   

(c)    Like Israel, the Lord  is testing us!  The Lord GOD told Moses,  “…I will rain bread from heaven for you and the people…that I may prove them whether they will walk in my law, or no…FOR the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against HIM;  and what are we?  Your Murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.”   (Exodus 16:8)

In SUMMARY:  No matter what, we’ve got to get through our testing without murmuring.  Of course, it is not easy as one minute you are prayed-up and the next minute you are swearing like a sailor!  For instance, you may be driving down the street (listening and singing Gospel songs) and another driver  (a fool) pulls out in front of you without warning!  Immediately, you slam down on your brakes!  You spill your coffee (or drink) all over your clothes…the car brakes squeal…your books, paperwork, or what ever falls off the seat next to you…and you just missed hitting another car!   Where is the victory in scene?  

See my next Blog, Part Two. 

 

Worldwide News: “ENEMIES whose Horses are SWIFTER than Leopards – More FIERCE than Evening Wolves!”

The Bible states,  “For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation which shall march through the breadth of the land to posses the dwelling places that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful; their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. Their horses also are swifter than the leopards and are more fierce than the evening wolves…they shall fly as the eagle that haste to eat.  They shall come for violence….”  (Habakkuk 1:6-11)

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Prophet Habakkuk speaks of an entire nation  rising up against the Children of Judah.  Because of Judah’s disobedience and idolatry, the Lord GOD commissioned the Chaldeans/Babylonians to execute judgment against them.  These people were a warring nation with ruthless ambitions to conquer, divide, rule, and spoil,  “…a bitter and hasty nation …shall march through the breadth of the land to possess the dwelling places that are not theirs…”  

How can we apply this lesson to our lives?  Allow me to dribble this down to a personal level.

(1)  Life’s problems can hit you like a Mack truck!  U DON’T SEE IT COMING!  Many times, life’s issues make you bitter and resentful so you make hasty decisions (ones you may later regret but cannot change).  Spiritually, you cannot see the enemy’s desires upon you!  In other words, you’ve got the front and back door alarmed but the windows are not armed.  When you expect the thief to come through the front door, he enters through the window.  DAH!  

(2)  The enemy is more stronger, wiser, and more calculating than you!   How So?  He is funded by the devil (who was here before the Earth was formed) and he is the “prince” of this World!   When you are asleep, the enemy is awake!   Do you wonder how and why your enemies surpass you and/overtake you?   The enemy does not operate via one person as he uses multiple people to mess up your life.  Matter-of-fact, he studies your profile; and most of the time, he jumps in someone very close to you like a spouse, a co-worker, or relative.  You’ve given him the keys to your heart and house – he may even know the passwords to your alarm system, computer, and ATM card(s).

(3)  The enemy will embarrass and destroy you as he is terrible and dreadful!  Outwardly, he appears to be in your corner so you spill your accomplishments, aspirations, guts, faults, witty ideas, vices, and testimonies as if you’re in a personal interview with the LORD JESUS!   Secretly, the enemy is out to get you!  He takes private photos of your life (including embarrassing and whacky moments) and  he uploads them to Social Medias as a joke!  On the contrary, the intent is to belittle you and to diminish your character to the public.

(4)  Their horses are swifter than the leopards and are more fierce than the evening wolves…they shall fly as the eagle that haste to eat.  Unlike the Chaldeans/Babylonians (who were supernaturally empowered  by the Lord God to capture and punish Judah), the devil empowers his demonic forces to annihilate you and yours.  They know your exact location ( i. e., when, where, and how to strike you down).  AND, THEY ARE RIGHT ON TIME! 

(A)  They ain’t riding on donkeys or horses!  But, their cars are as swift as leopards and as fierce as evening wolves!  They drive classy cars to catch your eye (for example, Acura RLX, Cadillac, Corvette, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan and so on).  [Note:  If they know you like unpopular cars, they will come in a Pinto or a beat-up station wagon!]   Makes no-never-mind to the devil concerning bad or good styles so long as he gets you!  These new horse-powered machines are stacked on the inside and outside with the latest technologies.  For sure, the ancients would be amazed at our modern mechanical devices and applications. 

(B)  They can fly!  Their  airplanes and jets are swifter than eagles!     The Word states,  “….they shall fly as the eagle that haste to eat.”   The rich and famous will fly you overnight to be with them…they will make reservations in the best hotels and restaurants to impress you…they will wine and dine you with the finest cuisines…they will purchase luxury items, a wardrobe, deluxe bathrobes, shoes, boots, handbags, and mink coats.  If you don’t like flying, they will supply other transportation such as a  boat, bus, or a fast moving train.

(C)  They have multiple personalities! One minute they like you and the next minute they will turn on you (standing outside in the cold).  On your way out, they will demand the return of the gifts and expensive items bestowed upon you.   They are deceitful and they will flirt with others in your presence and behind your back!  Like the Chaldeans/Babylonians they can slice you in pieces, like chop liver for the cat.  You will not know if you are coming or going.

In SUMMARY:  We all know the Lord GOD is forgiving, merciful, just, and righteous.  Therefore, we must stay before HIM and constantly keep check on ourselves.  Daily ask yourself this question:  Does my life line up with the Word of GOD?

Have a Blessed Day  

Worldwide News: “Who is the SUN-CLOTHED WOMAN in the BOOK of REVELATION?”

HERE IS THE REAL TRUTH!

The Bible states,  “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven:  a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars…And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered…And she brought forth a man-child…”   (Revelation 12:1-2, 5)  What is “…a great wonder?”   It is something beyond comprehension…something marvelous…an amazement…something unbelievable…”    

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

What is “…a great wonder?”   It is something beyond comprehension…something marvelous…an amazement…something unbelievable…”  We are told that a woman is clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and her head is crowned with twelve stars.  This is something marvelous to consider.  Can she be clothed with the Sun’s  boiling Fahrenheit temperatures? This woman would be incinerated to a teaspoon of ashes or to not!  Is she a living Statue of Liberty with a crown of twelve stars on her head?  Read on…   

Who is the woman, sun, moon, twelve stars, and the man-child?  These identities were established in the first book of the Bible and they are symbolic as follows:

(A)  THE WOMAN  =  The Nation of  ISRAEL

(1)  In the Old Testament, the Nation of Israel is married and/or under a covenant to GOD.   According to God’s divine order, women give birth to babies!   The Book of Isaiah 54:5-6 states,  “For thy Maker is thine husband;  the Lord of Hosts is His name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel;  The God of the whole earth shall He be called.  For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou was refused, saith thy God.”   [Note: Read verses 7-10]   Even more, there is a message to the faithless Nation of  Israel.  The Book of Jeremiah 3:14  states,  “Turn, O backsliding children saith the Lord;  for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion…”  [Note: Read verses 1-13]

(2)  In the New Testament (in the Book of Revelation), the Church mystically disappears from the Earth; and so, the Church is not the sun-clothed woman.  May I continue in this process of elimination?  After the rapture, there are only two classes of people left:  Gentiles and Jews. Obviously,  the Gentiles are not the sun-clothed woman.  Instead, the remaining 144,000 Jews (who reject the mark of the beast, the number 666)  represent the sun-clothed woman.

(B) THE SUN  =  JACOB  (the son of Isaac and Rebekah; and the twin brother to Esau; and the great grandson of Abraham and Sarah).  GOD (Himself) commissioned Jacob. 

(1)  The Book of Genesis 35:1 states,  “And GOD said unto Jacob,  Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fled from the face of Esau thy brother…Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away thy strange gods, that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments…”  

(2)  The Book of Genesis 46:2-4 states,  And GOD spake unto ISRAEL [a.k.a., Jacob] in the visions of the night and said,  Jacob, Jacob…I am GOD, the God of thy father; fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation.  I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again:  and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.”    Symbolically (like the Sun in our Solar System), Jacob’s is the center of attention.  Resembling the Planets (which rotate around the Sun), Jacob’s sons surrounded him and they accompanied their aging Father to make sacrifices to God and travel to Egypt.

(C) THE MOON =   THE WIVES OF JACOB

Realistically, the Moon  is a lesser light than the Sun but it is the one and only satellite revolving around the Earth.  Like the Moon, women are a symbolic representation of men but they are given completely different bodies, parts, and functions.

(1)  The Book of Genesis 1:26 states that Eve (the first woman) was made from the rib of Adam,   “So GOD created man in his own image (Genesis 1:26)…And the Lord GOD said, It is not good that the man should be alone;  I will make him an help meet for him (Genesis 2:18)…And the Lord GOD caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept:  and GOD took one of Adam’s ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;  And the rib which the Lord GOD had taken from man, made HE the a woman, and brought her unto the man…”  (Genesis 2:32-22) 

(2)  The Book of Genesis 1:28 states that GOD blessed and commanded Adam and Eve saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:  and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth…”  

(3)  The Book of Genesis (Chapters 29-30) lists the names of Jacob’s wives.  Here is the list as follows:  Leah – sister to Rachel;  Rachel – Jacob’s favorite wife;  Bilhah – maid to Rachel; and Zillah – maid to Leah.  

(D) THE TWELVE STARS =  The 12 TRIBES of  ISRAEL

Where did the twelve tribes come from?   Here is the answer –  from the loins of Jacob and his four wives as listed above!  What are the names of these tribes?  They are as follows:   Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah (Leah’ kids); Dan & Naphtali (Bilhah’s kids);  Gad & Asher (Zilpah’s kids);  Issachar and Zebulon (more of Leah’s kids); Joseph and Benjamin (Rachel’s kids).

(1)  The Book of Genesis 37:9 quotes the words of Joseph (who had prophetic dreams),  “Behold, I have dreamed a dream more and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.”  

(2)  The Book of Genesis 37:10 informs us that Jacob rebuked and resented Joseph’s dreams, “Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?  

(3) One of Joseph’s major dreams came true after he became Pharaoh’s right-hand-man!   Here is the  proof for you!   On their first trip to Egypt, Ten of the Eleven Stars are the first to bow to Joseph,  the Prime Minister of Egypt. During the terrible famine in the land, Jacob sent his sons to Egypt to buy food, corn, and grain.  On their second trip to Egypt, the 10 brothers took Benjamin (the youngest brother) and they “…bowed themselves to Joseph to the earth…they bowed down their heads and made obeisance.”  (Genesis 43:26 )  Thus, Eleven Stars bowed down to Joseph! 

(4) The sun and moon are next in line to bow before, the Prime Minister of Egypt.  At Joseph’s request, his Father  (Jacob),  his wives, and his sons moved to Goshen, EGYPT.   Before their departure to Egypt, Jacob offered sacrifices to the Lord GOD, in Beersheba.  “All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, all the souls were threescore and six [66].” (Genesis 46:26-27)

(E)   THE MAN-CHILD =  The 144,000 JEWS LEFT AFTER THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH 

Who are the 144,000?  According to Revelation 7:5-8,  these people are all Jews (12,000 from each Tribe): Judah, Reuben, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, Simeon, Levi, Issachar, Zebulon, Joseph, and Benjamin. 

(1)  Apostle John states,  “And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”  (Revelation 7:4)  Please note this group will not be taken in the Rapture (Rev. 4:1) as they are not saved and they will be left behind. However, there is good news!   After the revival (to be led by Prophets Moses and Elijah), these 144,000 will become Children of God and they will be sealed.

(2)  Apostle John said,  “And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God;  and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying,  Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”    (Revelation 7:2-3)

(3)   The Book of Revelation 12:5 states,  “And she […the woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and a crown upon her head…] brought forth a man child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron…”   After this group of 144,000 are sealed, they will rule all nations and there is no guile in their mouths because they are without fault.

Have a Blessed Day!