Worldwide News: “WHY did GOD tell HIS Holy Prophet (HOSEA) to marry a WHORE?”

The Bible says, ” The Word of the LORD that came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah and in his days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel…The beginning of the Word of the LORD by Hosea. 

And the Lord said to Hosea, Go take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord…So he went and took GOMER the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son…”   (Hosea 1:1-3)   Please, read on…

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Don’t we serve a HOLY GOD?  Well now, why would HE tell a man (not just a man – a Holy prophet)  to marry a whore?  What in the World does a Man of the Cloth have to do with a Woman of the World?  When you hear about pastors chasing after whores, you pick up the telephone to call sister/brother so-in-so! Would you tell your son, go marry a prostitute?  Rather, you may say, “If you marry that w-h-o-r-e, I will cut you out of my will!” 

As you may know, the Story of HOSEA is a true story, but the LORD GOD used it for symbolism.  The Children of Judah were backslidden from YAHWEH and the LORD GOD wanted them to know that HE is married to them. Literally, the Children of Judah (like their sister – the Children of Israel) were committing all kinds of sensational sins. Never mind, you can figure it out on your own. When I go into diversions, some of you cannot stand it. For now, you can Google the meaning of whoredom on your own.

Nonetheless, I want you to know that GOD is MARRIED to the backslidder!

(1)  Some of you think that you’ve slipped away unnoticed but the LORD GOD has your telephone number, cell number, home/work address, and black book.

(2)  There are Holy Angels sitting outside on your roof and hanging around you all the day long!

(3)  The LORD GOD allows you to full range over your life – that’s free will!

(4)  Whether you live in Paris, China, Ethiopia, Israel, Japan, Holland, Australia, America, Russia (you get the point) –  you are alive and all souls (dead or alive) belong to GOD!

(5)  Furthermore, the Earth belongs to GOD. Not only does the Earth belong to GOD, the Heavens, the Galaxies, the Universe, and the Universe Beyond belong to GOD!

(6)  Back to the EARTH, if the cows on the hill (according to the BIBLE) belong to GOD, then the bulls belong to GOD. If the animals belong to GOD, then, the ants, spiders (and all the creeping thangs belong to GOD). If the WATER belongs to GOD, then the fish, frogs, and everything in the ponds, rivers, swimming pools, healing spas, seas, oceans, and under ground rivers/springs belong to GOD!  If the AIR belongs to GOD, then the birds, flying insects, and particles belong to GOD!  Pray tell me what does not belong to GOD?

If we know all of this, why do we sin against HIM?

Have a Blessed Day!

 

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Worldwide News: “A BETTER WAY!”

The Bible says, “By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament….But by this man [JESUS], because HE continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood…Wherefore HE is able also to save to the uttermost that come unto GOD by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them…For such an High Priest became us, Who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens…”  (Hebrews 7:22-26)

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

The Book of Hebrews declares hope and a better way for all who accept the LORD JESUS as the Son of GOD! Apostle Paul (a.k.a. Saul of Tarsus) considered himself the lowest and the worst of sinners. One day, Saul  was on his way to Damascus with papers to torture, imprison, and kill Christians.  But the LORD knocked Saul down to the ground and blinded him. Literally, Paul was knocked on his butt!  After three days in total darkness and without food or drink, he became a believer. The lyrics to a beautiful song says it all, “I once was blind but now I see…”  It’s just like the LORD JESUS to knock us down a notch or two! How many times has the Lord put you in your place?

You may be asking , “What should I do now?”  Possibly, you may be looking back over your life to spot failures and disappointments. My brothers and sisters, we all have fallen short of the Glory of God! So, you are not alone.

How often do you run into somebody who:

(1) Has a bullet proof testament;

(2) Lives for ever and ever and ever;

(3) Is an unchangeable Priest made high than the Heavens;

(4) Saves to the uttermost;

(5) Never stops making intercession for His subjects; and

(6) Is holy, harmless, undefiled, does not uphold sin.

There is no one like JESUS. To whom can you turn too? Lets look at an example: If you apply for a job, you’ve got to produce a resume, clean up (shower, shave, iron your clothes, etc.), be sober, and show up on time. If the hiring manger likes you, he or she sends you for drug testing. Let’s say, you’ve been doing the drug scene and your tests return “positive.”  If the hiring manager needs illegal drugs, you may get the job!

On the contrary, if you go to the LORD JESUS in sincere prayer, HE will forgive and restore you. Who knows, the LORD can touch the heart of the hiring manager!  Who knows, the LORD can eliminate the drugs from your system! Our GOD is a miracle worker and HE CAN DO WHAT NOBODY ELSE CAN DO!  Honey, you can take that to the bank, “A BETTER WAY!”

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Worldwide News: “An ANCHOR of the SOUL!”

The Bible states, “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil…”  (Hebrews 6:19)  The Lord GOD loves you (of all us) and HE is compassionate, forgiving, and merciful. HE is the only ONE to give complete restoration. Many times, people will not understand or forgive the pain and suffering you brought them. But, our GOD is a healer, keeper, and fixer! When you think you are weak that’s when you are strong in CHRIST JESUS!

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Never mind your disappointments, pains, and sufferings. Don’t you realize CHRIST JESUS suffered once and for all mankind. HE DIED ON THE CROSS FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD. Now HE lives in Heaven and HE is interceding for us as we do our own thang! Many of us should have been dead a long, long, long time ago, but JESUS is pleading for us in Heaven. And so, we are covered under HIS blood. Somebody out there knows what I’m talking about and I’m here to remind you of your promises to the Lord GOD.  HE IS STILL CALLING YOU!  For whatever reason, you dropped out of the race but the Lord wants you to sign-up again!

Let me put it to you a different way! When the doctor says you need exploratory surgery…assigns a date and time for the surgery…the nurse stipulates YOU not to eat or drink after 9:00 PM or midnight. Right? And you obey the doctor and the nurse. Upon arrival at the hospital, you’re given an arbitration agreement and you sign in ink no food and no liquids the night before.  [Please note: Out of fear and in anticipation of the surgical procedure, you don’t have an appetite anyway!] Although you have hope and confidence in the doctor’s ability to perform the surgery, you still sign the arbitration agreement saying you may not wake up. 

If you don’t have confidence in the doctor, you’d leave town on the first boat, bus, plane or train in the opposite direction.  So, we can conclude you have “hope…surety…and steadfast belief…” the doctor knows what he is doing and that you will awake with positive results after the operation.

If you are a believer, you can claim the following:

(1) Christians have HOPE in CHRIST JESUS;

(2) Christians know their SOULS are anchored in CHRIST JESUS;

(3) Christiand are SURE and STEDFAST the promises of CHRIST JESUS.;

(4) Christians can enter into the Throne room of GOD.

Finally, I’d like compare this faith to the words of a secular song, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!”  by Diana Ross.  Why? Because, “… there is no mountain high enough and no valley low enough…”  which the LORD GOD cannot see you, hear you, find you, and recover you. There ain’t no man or woman on the face of this Earth who can do for you like the LORD GOD!

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: Part III: “LIFE in the LIGHT!”

King Nebuchadnezzar said,   “And at the end of the days, I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto HEAVEN and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most HIGH, and I praised and honored Him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation. And all the inhabitants of the Earth are reputed as nothing: and HE doeth according to HIS will….”  (Daniel 4:34-35)  Never mind what U think because you’ve only been in the World for 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 70, 80 years and you’ve been hurt…Lay aside every weight and hindrance and listen to the WORD of GOD.

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Listen to the words of a great heathen king who became a believer in the one TRUE LIVING GOD! As you know, king Nebuchadnezzar lived like a wild beast in the forest of Babylon for seven (7) long years. Don’t you think his testimony is worth listening to?

(1) How did Nebuchadnezzar come to his senses? 

He lifted up his eyes unto Heaven.  Prior to this, Nebuchadnezzar had a specific dream outlining his destiny and this dream was interpreted by Prophet Daniel. To paraphrase, Daniel told the king you will be as a beast…eat grass…you with the dew of heaven   “…seven times shall pass over thee till thou know that the most HIGH ruleth in the kingdom of men and giveth it to whomsoever HE will.” (Daniel 4:25)

So, Nebuchadnezzar was not doomed to be an outcast forever and neither will GOD allow us to on-the out-side-looking forever. We must first acknowledge our sins and repent. Even in his animal-like- condition, Nebuchadnezzar realized he was a total wreck!

(2) Nebuchadnezzar’s Understanding Returned To Him!

Instantly, GOD returned understanding to Nebuchadnezzar. Like Nebuchadnezzar, it makes GOD no never-mind if we are kings, queens, princes, princesses, presidents, prime ministers, rulers, governors, grandmothers, grandfathers, moms, dads, young adults, teens, aunts, uncles, or little kids, GOD can turn things around. If you think your case is hopeless, please stop letting the dEVIL deceive you. YOU are human (just as Nebuchadnezzar) and GOD LOVES YOU!

(3) Nebuchadnezzar Praised And Gave Honor To God!

He got up out of the dirt and shouted for glory. He didn’t care about the stir he made in the forest or give a hoot about mankind.  He was outside of himself with thankfulness to be back in his right mind.  When the LORD does something for you, be grateful and give HIM the glory. Don’t keep it inside and/or be tight-lipped about praising GOD!  If you are ashamed of the LORD JESUS, you will live to regret it.  If the LORD blesses you with a job, car, husband, wife, or whatever, be glad about it!  Talk about HIS goodness!  

(4) All The Enemy Stole From Nebuchadnezzar Was Returned To Him And More! 

Instantly, GOD gave it all back to Nebuchadnezzar. In fact, Nebuchadnezzar said,  “At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honor and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.”  (Daniel 4:36)  Most of the time, you worry about junk and what will others think. Who cares as people will talk about you no-matter-what you do.

GOD is the only ONE who has control over your body, soul, and spirit (not your family, boss, co-worker, etc.) None of these people have a heaven or hell to put you in.  Eventually, some people will come to understand you but not everybody.   Notice the lords and counsellors (who were loyal) were waiting for this king to return. They  understood the prophecy  and the king’s son ruled in his absence).   Be content to know the LORD GOD is satisfied with you!  Finally, king Nebuchadnezzar experienced,  “LIFE in the LIGHT!”

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: Part II: “THE DARKEST of the DARK DAYS!”

The Bible says, “…and he [Nebuchadnezzar] was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws…”   (Daniel 4:33)  If king Nebuchadnezzar was alive, he’d testify that this story is true. I am talking to someone who needs to hear this!

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Make no mistake, this was “THE DARKEST of the DARK Days!” in king Nebuchadnezzar’s life. One minute this man was king over one of the greatest heathen kingdoms in the World and the next minute he was driven from his throne, family, friends, and kingdom. He could no longer think like a human being. He became violent, snarling, hissing as he tore off his clothes. Can you picture this?  Imagine, hysterical people running around and screaming, “What’s going on…what’s the matter with the king… is he crazy,…why is he naked?”   

Like king Nebuchadnezzar, God can put something on you to make you wish you were never born. How many times have you complained about something saying, “I wish I was dead….or something….”   If so and you got sick-unto-death, it is your own fault as you spoke it into existence.

Yes sir! GOD can put a sore on you that the doctor’s cannot heal. For sure, you don’t want anyone to know about your ailment(s). So, you hide it from others by covering it up!   It can be a big oozing blister which won’t let you sit without a cushion and/or keeps you awake at nights. Today, doctors wear masks and protective glasses when they examine patients as if they expect the alien to jump out on them?

For several years, king Nebuchadnezzar lived liked an animal and smelled like one. He was wallowing (butt-naked) in the dirt, mud, and rivers like a wild beast in the forest. He lapped up his water because he was a beast. He dug into the ground because he had claws as these were his new weapons (he no longer had swords and knives). He no longer had servants waiting on him hand-and-foot…no more beautiful linen…no more gold and silver table forks, spoons, and goblets …no more wine…no more Babylonian or ethnic cuisines…no more colorful garments…no throne to rule his empire…no more exotic women…no more dancing girls entertaining him (after dark).

In the  OLD TESTAMENT, many kings were ousted from their thrones but king Nebuchadnezzar was the only one turned into a beast by GOD. His outrageous behavior, nakedness, and transformation makes him the only royal king recorded in this condition.  Unlike Nebuchadnezzar,  king David stripped off his clothes (down to his under garments) to dance before the Ark of the Covenant (but he was not crazy or a wild beast). In the NEW TESTAMENT, there may be two men (separate incidences) running around insane and butt-naked (one named Legion possessed with many demons and the other no name given who briefly followed Jesus).

Finally, king Nebuchadnezzar was alone in the Babylonian forest and he was the only one-of-his-kind. All the other animals continued to mate and increase, but king Nebuchadnezzar had no mate – he was the “lone ranger!”   Looking up at the starry skies at night, he must have howled like a wild beast, cried, and longed to go home. For certain, this was “THE DARKEST of the DARK DAYS!”  in king Nebuchadnezzar’s life.  How about you?

Have a Blessed Day!  

 

Worldwide News: Part I: “LIFE IN DARKNESS!”

The Bible says, “The same hour was the thing [the prophecy] fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar and he was driven from men and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws…” (Daniel 4:33) This Blog is for any of you who are going through a dark period in your life. I want to share with you what king Nebuchadnezzar went through at the height of his career!  So, read on…

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

If ever there was a “madman, “  king Nebuchadnezzar fits the bill. He went from the palace in Babylon (602-562 B.C.) to the forest in the wilderness where he resided as king! He was a military general, visionary, and builder but his head was swollen with pride. Do you know anybody like that? Yep! He was rich, controlling, and had the pick of any woman in his kingdom. Well now, he was politically correct! Above everything else, GOD used the Babylonians to conquer the Children of Judah and to keep them in captivity for 70 years.

There came a day when t king Nebuchadnezzar had to be put-in-his place! Allow me to paraphrase – Prophet Daniel had to tell king Nebuchadnezzar, “You need to check yourself!”   Actually, Prophet Daniel said, “O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thing iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquility.” (Daniel 4:27)  As you know, Daniel was no ordinary Prophet ( a young man from a wealthy Jewish family, was captured by the Babylonian Army, was castrated, a diligent and faithful believer in Yahweh, saw dreams, visions, and talked with the Angel Gabriel). Above all of his abilities, Daniel was greatly beloved by GOD!  This is the greatest gift in the World to be loved by the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!  

Moving on, GOD gave king Nebuchadnezzar time to repent (and GOD will will us time to repent and turn around). The Bible says, “At the end of twelve (12) months he [king Nebuchadnezzar] walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon…saying… Is not this great Babylon that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the honor of my majesty?”  (Daniel 4:29)

JUDGMENT:  The Bible says, “While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. And they shall drive thee from men and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar…” (Daniel 4:32-33)

Please read the next Blog for Part II and Have a Blessed Day! 

Worldwide News: “STOP PLAYING THE LOVER!”

The Bible says, “BUT king Solomon loved many strange women together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites…of nations concerning which the LORD said unto the Children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. And he had seven hundred wives princesses and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart…”   (I Kings 11:1-3)  This message is to you men who think you know it all!

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Allow me to paraphrase it, there are too many VALENTINOS  in the World.  Some of these lovers are national and the rest are international lovers. They travel (by car, bus, train, truck, freight, ship, plane, or jet) from city to city…county to county…state to state…province to province…and continent to continent. WHEREVER THEY GO, THEY TELL THE SAME LIE OR SIMILAR LIES TO DIFFERENT WOMEN!

However, one thing these men have in common is they know how to catch the eyes of women and how to melt their panties like marsh-mellows! After observing many of these men in action, I’ve determined that men don’t have to be handsome to catch! There are more women than men these days and the women act crazy over men. Some women will actually jump on (fight) other women when it comes to men! I’ve seen ugly, greasy men with attractive women and I’ve seen handsome, intelligent men with ugly, ignorant, loud talking women.

Now that I’ve stuck my foot in my mouth, let’s go to the Word of GOD!   You don’t have to be a genius to understand that king Solomon is still the lover of lovers! GOD said, “Ye shall not go in to them…” This means Solomon went to bed with these women – they had sex!

Not only did the Lord GOD give Solomon wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and riches, YAHWEH put something even physically significant in Solomon’s pants and Solomon kept the women extremely pleased! In fact, Solomon had seven hundred (700) wives and three hundred (300) concubines!  OMG!    

For sure, king Solomon loved many strange women and they turned his heart away from the LIVING GOD! Oh yea! Honey, Solomon paid dearly for his mistakes because he blatantly disobeyed GOD and clave to his lustful sins! In other words, king Solomon was glad about his activities!

Praise JEHOVAH GOD!  Be thankful  – GOD did not give Solomon everlasting life (like the fictional figure in the movie the “Highlander” – played by Christoper Lambert) as VALENTINO (himself) wouldn’t stand a chance – let alone any of you men out there!  In fact, there has never been another man like Solomon. Allow me fantasize a little –  the  only Solomon I can conceive was played by the late, Yul Brynner,  in the 1959, “Solomon and Sheba.”  Did you see this movie?

Whatever you do out there, stop playing pokemon with the ladies, i.e., “STOP PLAYING THE LOVER!”

Have a Blessed Day!