Wednesday, March 15, 2017

REBELLION and STUBBORNNESS ... YEARNING for the UN-CLEAN


The Prophet SAMUEL


REMEMBER:You are dust, 
and to dust you shall return.

Therefore... 

REPENT, and believe the GOSPEL+. 
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Most HOLY and Most Merciful ABBA... 

We confess to THEE and to one another and to the whole communion of saints in Heaven and on earth and before Your Heavenly Host... 

that we have sinned
by our own fault

in thought, word, and deed; 

by what we have DONE
and by what we have
LEFT UN-DONE. 

 As it is written:

Thou shalt love The LORD thy GOD, The ELOHIM, with ALL thy heart, with ALL of thy soul, and with ALL  thy mind, and with all of thy strength.  

This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it: thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 

On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. There is no commandment greater than these.
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ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS...

Hang ALL the Law and the Prophets.


ALL of The Mosaic LAW ?  ALL of the words of the Prophets?

Did our Righteous+ SAVIOR The LORD  Y'SHU+ the M'SHIKHA --- Who+ never broke the LAW of Moses --- state this ?

Yes, HE+ did. Matthew 22:40 and Mark 12:31 both record this stunning fact.

If we love The LORD our GOD with ALL of our heart, soul, mind, and strength ...

·                   THEN we will not have anything left over to YEARN AFTER other things , events, activities, or persons.

If we love The LORD JESUS CHRIST with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength ...

·                   THEN we will not yearn after imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself AGAINST --- as the enemy of --- the knowledge of GOD.

Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing
that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of GOD,

and bringing into captivity
every thought
to the obedience of CHRIST;
2 Corinthians 10:5

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Now herein does the difficulty lie:  We hide our YEARNINGS under a cloak of righteousness. 

For instance, The LORD has told us to leave that un-redeemed person aloneThe LORD has told us to stop yearning over him ( a son, a brother, a friend, an uncle, and even a Dad), desiring his friendship, desiring his closeness.

Does The LORD do that because HE+ is "hard-hearted" ?  NO. There is more love in His+ heart than in ours for ANY abject sinner.

HE+ tells us to "leave them alone"
and STOP YEARNING for them
because our yearning is UN-CLEAN. 

That person has heard the Word.  That person has received the witness clearly. That person has rejected the Witness and the Word and is going to live life  "his way," come what may. 

Every one of us has someone whom we hold dear

--- a son or daughter, a brother or sister,
a Mother or Father,
a dear friend or close relative ---

who has heard the Word. He HAS learned of the Love of The LORD JESUS for his soul and has heard that he must repent of his sins in order to get right with GOD.

He refuses to do so.

We over and over again tell him of JESUS'S LOVE.  We gently and clearly write to him that sin will keep him out of Heaven; he must repent. In great desperation, we beg him to change. We all but do it for him.

Yet, he stubbornly refuses to yield
to what he knows is right.

He is in REBELLION
against the Truth
that he knows.

The eyes of GOD are upon his stubbornness and rebellion against what he knows is right.  That becomes offensive to The LORD. Here is how The LORD evaluates our rebellious friend or relative... no matter HOW DEAR that person is to us. 

For rebellion
is as the sin of witchcraft,

and stubbornness
is as iniquity and idolatry.

Because
thou hast rejected the Word of the LORD,

HE+ hath also rejected thee
from being king.
I Samuel 15:23

Now hearken to another truth:  the eyes of GOD are ALSO UPON US as we yearn over that person.  ( See 1 Samuel 15 and 16.) 

Was The LORD pleased with Samuel's continual  mourning over Saul’s apostasy ? NO.


Well, would we keep company
with a WITCH in our family?

NO, of course not !

We would say to that WITCH:

"Enough is enough. You have been warned. You know that I love you.  You know enough to choose right from wrong. You are stubbornly choosing to sin.  Let me know when you want to come clean before The LORD. Good-bye."

Furthermore, if we were MORE IN LOVE WITH THE LORD, we would be angry at the willful sin being practiced ! We would refuse to eat with , meet with, be in the same room with our loved one who turned to witchcraft.

We definitely would NOT be yearning over that person to call us, to write to us, or to come to see us ... until that grievous SIN of WITCHCRAFT had been dealt with.

The LORD would be pleased with us, for HE+ has heard our prayers and seen our tears for the salvation of that sinner. We can trust that HE+ will give them a bed of thorns until they either repent or leave this earth in their sorry state because HE+ has heard our prayers.

Taking this to another level, are we yearning after something else that The LORD has said "NO" to us having ? 

Perhaps that dream job, a career, a degree, a position, a reputation, a "finer" dwelling place, to be married, to develop a "perfect" physical body ... even a ministry we desire ?

That yearning is un-clean.

Our yearning needs to be yielded unto The LORD; we let HIM+ decide what we "need" as we seek FIRST the Kingdom of GOD and His+ righteousness.

Once HE+ has said "NO" about a matter, we must obey and CLOSE THE DOOR to it, giving it no secret glances of desire for what is inside of it. We must LOCK that door and give HIM+ the key ... and be about Our HOLY FATHER'S business. 

During these tumultuous end of days, we are seeing persecution on every side and a destruction of Institutions which we have trusted in heretofore.

Some Followers of  JESUS may have  indeed moved on from personal and temporal yearnings, but  NOW they are distraught because "their culture, their country" is dissolving into chaos and war. The countries are being eaten up with the evil of their collective sins. 

But the prayers of the Christians ?
      " Oh, GOD, save my country! Save my life-style … home, land, bank account, material possessions! Save this culture handed down to me by my forefathers ! 

“Oh, GOD, if only things were like they used to be; don't let the ( leaders, politicians, war-machines, left-wingers, right-wingers, women’s libbers, etc.) destroy our land ! " 

No-one wants their land destroyed.

After 9-1-1, even the thieves, thugs, and ruffians in New York City had tears in their eyes as they saw "their culture" being destroyed. No-one was mugged that day.

When the "un-clean" have ignored
the repeated calls to repentance,

the YEARNING over the "un-clean,"
becomes UN-CLEAN itself.

Peoples through-out Europe ...  Germany, Great Britain, France, and in the United States ... have received SOME kind of witness of The LORD.

For decades the Word of GOD has gone forth via the radio and television, billboards, magazines, newspapers, movies and music, books, and now the internet.

Nations in Central and South America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Islands and all points in-between are generally aware of the GOSPEL of CHRIST ... aware enough of IT+ to persecute its Followers.

Have the nations, like ungodly Ninevah, repented for their killing, stealing, and satanic, evil ways against CHRIST ?

NO.

Instead, we have Christians and Jews JOINING IN with the evil, portraying the character of The ELOHIM as approving of un-godliness in the name of "tolerance " or, GOD forbid, "love."  

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil ... as Isaiah the Prophet told us ( 5:20 )


Thus, GOD is clear when HE judges and justified when HE speaks.


 For verily I+ say unto you,

Till heaven and earth pass,

one jot or one tittle

shall in NO wise

pass from the law,
till all be fulfilled.
Matthew 5: 18
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We set ALL of our yearnings upon The LORD, with ALL of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. We veer not to the left hand nor to the right. We love our neighbor as ourselves.

On these two commandments
hang all the Law and the Prophets. 

There is NO COMMANDMENT
GREATER THAN THESE.

 Heaven and earth shall pass away,

but My+ Words

shall not pass away.

Matthew 24:35

Thus saith The LORD.
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 Create in me a clean heart, 
O GOD and renew a right spirit within me. 
Cast me not away 
from Thy+ Presence; 

and take not Thy HOLY SPIRIT 
from me. 

Restore unto me 
the joy of Thy+ SALVATION; 
and uphold me with Thy free spirit.
Psalm 51
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Ashes to Ashes,

Dust to Dust

in sure and certain hope
of the Resurrection

unto Eternal Life

through

JESUS CHRIST

our LORD.




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