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    The Irony, and Repetition of History... Lessons of the Past Need To Be Applied Today.

    Good morning... Every morning is a blessing for those who rely upon the Living God as their strength and joy... But as has been the case with most of humanity throughout our existence we have sought the flesh for deliverance, and for strength... In Jeremiah chapter 17 verse 1-11 our Creator basically gives us an example of what transpires when one forsakes HIM after been shown lovingkindness, and great mercy... When Israel was taken out of Egypt this stiff-necked people were shown graciousness that was undeserved as a whole... But because of the promise God made with Abraham, HIS friend, the act was fulfilled in accordance to God's time frame...

    For the descendants of Abraham dwelt in the the land of Egypt for 400 years as God declared beforehand they would in Genesis chapter 15 verse 13... How does God know this?... He knows the end from the beginning folks.. HE alone knows when the value in the Iraqi dinar will transpire as well... If the Father of all Creation knows the number of hairs on one's head, does it not stand to reason that HE involved HIMSELF in the affairs of men in accordance to HIS righteous judgment at the time that is pre-appointed?...

    This trust in the physical realm is addressed by God in chapter 17 of Jeremiah verse 5...

    Thus says the Lord: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his strength... Whose heart departs from the Lord. Verse 6 reads, "For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land which is not inhabited."

    The flesh is indeed weak, and perishes folks... We can get into a false sense of security, and believe that things will remain as they always have been... Especially when our physical needs are being met... But this is where Spiritual discernment is necessary in order to view the society one lives in from a Godly perspective... We are in DEEP trouble folks here in the US... Yet most people view the president, or our leaders as the problem... The leaders a country have are a reflection of the nations spiritual standing with the Almighty...

    Even if leadership changes, this will not change the spiritual problems that plague most Americans... We have a tendency to view God in accordance to how we desire HIM to be... A God made in one's own image apart from God does NO ONE any good... The justification of hedonism only leads to more lawless behavior as our Creator defines it... HE simply does not change despite what one's spirit may perceive God to be...

    In Jeremiah chapter 17 verses 9-11 it states: "The heart is deceitfully above all things... And desperately wicked: Who can know it?... I, the Lord, search the heart... I test the mind... Even to give every man according to his ways... According to the fruit of his doings... As a partridge that sits on eggs that do not hatch, so is he who gets riches, but not by right: If will leave him in the midst of his days, and at his end he will be a fool."...

    Physical wealth is fleeting, and must not be trusted in... Nations, and kingdoms of the world have come, become powerful, and fallen at the decree of our Sovereign Creator... Those who are lead by the Spirit of God must perceive the times in which they live in, and use HIS guidance to view the world from a godly perspective... In the world, but not of the world... Because at God's decree, our world can change in a most dramatic fashion, and in a moment of time...

    We are but a blip in history, but those who have been called in accordance to God's purposes have been given a gift without price that will last forever... A treasure not earned, but one that is worth for more than the accumulated wealth of this present world we reside in... Let us not be found barren, or found wanting spiritually no matter how our physical circumstances may change...

    Let us keep in remembrance what Jeremiah chapter 17 verses 7-8 declare... "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord... For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters... Which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat (trials) come.. But its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought... (physical peril).. Nor will cease from yielding fruit."...

    The Spirit of God in one must supersede the flesh... But of course that all depends on what one has place their faith in... We have never really experienced physical trials in the country to the point of starvation... We have not experienced peril in such a why that chaos ensues... Remember folks that in a moment wealth can come upon one in our world... But in a moment it can also be taken away... The collection of gold, silver, and other physical possessions will not help a nation that suffers through drought, and famine...

    Will a nation that abuses the freedom enjoyed because of their Creator, and practices hedonism be blessed simply because HIS name is proclaimed on their lips?... "They praise me with their lips, but their hearts are far from ME," says the Lord God... (Isaiah 29:13, Matthew 15:8)...

    Commandments of men must never supersede the will of our God within a believer's life... Even if it seems right... But discerning this does require one to have the Spirit of God within them... To have the strength to make difficult decisions, even if one is rejected by their fellow man, family, friends, and country is not something that one can do without God's assistance...

    In Luke chapter 21 verse 16-17, Christ Jesus declared to HIS apostles that "You will be betrayed even by parents, and brothers, relatives, and friends: and they will put some of you to death... And you will be hated by all for MY name's sake."... But in verse 18 it declares, "But not a hair of your head will be lost."...

    Preparation for this time frame will be given believers in Messiah... But again it is not a time for physical preparation, but Spiritual!.... What will we do as individual believers in Messiah?... Will the cares, or the riches of this world (Satan's way of distracting us, and getting us to feel at ease to a fault) cause us to stumble, and be unwise servants... Ill prepared for the perilous times that are surely to befall God's earth because of the mystery of lawlessness... (see 2 Thessalonians chapter 2)

    This is a Spiritual matter folks... Focusing on the Spirit of God in us will indeed help us to endure the times we live in... For God's strength in us through HIS SPIRIT is sufficient... Our strength alone is not... For flesh, and blood dies, and for those who place their faith in it will indeed perish... But the Spiritual armor of God provides us with good courage to endure to the end... COME WHAT MAY!... One whose hope is in the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, will indeed finish the race on the straight, and narrow path our Father in heaven has placed us on...

    One last thing!... Remember the example given us as it concerned the first physical king of Israel Saul... God had instructed this king to destroy all of the Amalekite people... Not leaving one to live because of their sinful ways.. This included their flocks, and herds... 1 Samuel chapter 14 is where this account can be found..

    Saul failed to do as the Lord God instructed, and spared Agag, the Amalekite king, and the best of their flocks, and herds.. This was a test for this King, and Saul failed... This fallen king declared that he intended to sacrifice some of the animals on behalf of God as a goodwill gesture... But this was not what God had commanded Saul to do... Regardless of his good intentions... Read what 1 Samuel chapter 15 verses 22-23 say... This applies to all who have been called in accordance to God's purposes... Which is why it has been preserved within scripture for our edification...

    "Does the Lord take great delight in burnt offerings, and sacrifices than in obeying the voice of the LORD?... Behold to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity, and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, HE also has rejected you from being king." 1 Samuel 15 verse 22-23...

    This should be applied to our lives as well... Our good deeds, or intentions will NOT cover our transgressions... God does expect us to grow, overcome, and seek HIS will while applying it to our everyday lives... If we continue to forsake HIS will as believers in Messiah, the Spirit HE grants us through HIS SON will be quenched, and then one who is found in this state will be found wanting both physically, and even more importantly spiritually...

    Holding fast to ones crowns received through the Lord Jesus Christ means to grow in grace, and in knowledge... That crown can be lost if one's spiritual life is neglected due to the flesh, and the desires thereof... Just as King Saul was rejected as king by God because of his sinful heart, so can a believer in Messiah if that person's will supersedes that of their Chief Shepherd's...

    Preparation time is being granted us through this increase... What will we do with that time?... Let us enjoy this blessing within the will of God, while drawing near to the ROCK of our salvation as this present evil age comes to a close before the return of our REDEEMER...

    It does not matter what pastor so, and so says if that person is not preaching in accordance to the will of God as declared within HIS WORD... The Lord Jesus Christ declared that there would be MANY false prophets who would misrepresent HIM, and use HIS NAME in vain... NOT a few!... We as individual believers must seek out the Truth on a personal level, while we allow our TEACHER Jesus Christ to show us the WAY which HE defines... Believing on Jesus Christ does require action on our part... Faith without Godly Works, or our Father's will being exercised in one's life, is indeed dead... But LIFE is what should define us as we submit to our Chief Shepherd, and the ONE who indeed gives life to those who listen to HIM after having been shown grace, and mercy by our Father in heaven...

    Let us see what God has planned as it concerns the timing of this event... HIS will be done, and kingdom shall come, and reign forever...

    Have a great day, and may the Prince of Peace grant those who believe on HIM comfort from within...

    Popeye7
    Last edited by popeye7; 08-18-2015 at 12:01 AM.



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    Re: The Irony, and Repetition of History... Lessons of the Past Need To Be Applied To

    Hello Everyone..

    Funny how time moves forward, but some things never change... We are in the midst of a spiritual war of dramatic proportions in accordance to scripture as the time draws near to the end of this age, yet there are many brethren who have their focus upon the flesh, and the things pertaining to it... This of course includes the physical leaders of this current age, and ones who ruled in centuries now past...

    Our Creator has, and continues to show the need for HIS kingdom to rule this earth that HE created many thousands of years ago... Israel rejected HIM as their KING during the time of the judge Samuel... And from that point on it downhill for both the Kingdom of Israel, and the Kingdom of Judah... Remember the kingdom was split into two separate kingdoms after Solomon had died.. The reason for God having done this was because Solomon had brought into the land false gods as this king tried to appease, and please his many wives..

    Placing his love for them ahead of this apostate king's love for the very God who had given Solomon more wisdom than any physical king ever had at that point in time... What this king lacked, despite all of his wisdom, is a love, and desire for God Almighty to be the Lord of his life... Wisdom is good, but love conquers all... And God is love, and defines it in every way as 1 John points out... Without love, wisdom amounts to nothing... And as King Solomon declared in what many consider one of his last books, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14...

    Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: "Fear God, and keep HIS commandments... For this is man's all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing... Whether good, or evil."

    This king realized his mistake of forsaking God by not obeying HIM, but the damage had been done... And again this history is recorded in God's Word, the bible, for our admonishment, and for our instruction as well... Faith requires action on our part, and that includes obedience to our Father in heaven... Grace is not a licence to sin, and not grow in HIS grace, and knowledge... WHO HE IS, love, must define who we are, and that is the very reason HE granted us HIS Spirit through Jesus Christ... So that would be possible!... God wants to "help" us, but we must respond to HIM in accordance to our Father's will...

    So with the technology of today we can tap into what is going on in other countries... Truly we have come full circle, and continue towards a one world order as God's Word pointed out that would be the case during the end of an age which would conclude at the return of HIS SON... While mankind's (or at least one's who are not knowingly allowing themselves to be lead by Satan) intentions may be good in our own eyes, those who understand the will of their Creator realize that there will be NO peace until the return of Messiah.. At least a pure, and lasting rest...

    In 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verse 4 Paul points out that the "god of this world is Satan."... Were it not for God's intervention in mankind's affairs, we would have been destroyed long ago... A perfect example of this is during the times of the kingdom of Judah before God allowed for them to be taken into captivity by the Babylonian Empire... God would fashion within the spirit of certain king's within the southern kingdom, the desire to do his will...

    Were these kings perfect?... Absolutely not!... But without God's influence from within, all of the kings of Judah would have been apostate... Simply because it is not in the heart of man to automatically do what is right... We were all born into, or conceived in sin as Psalms chapter 51 verse 5 points out... It is our inherit nature thanks to our original parents Adam, and Eve... That is why our need for the 2nd Adam, or Christ Jesus is, without question, absolutely essential.. Not just for the remission of sins, but to overcome, and be guided by our Wonderful Counselor throughout our lives...

    Another example as it pertains to ancient history is after the kingdom of Israel became two separate kingdoms (Northern, and Southern), the Northern kingdom, comprised of 10 tribes of Israel, never had a king that had sought the Lord God... Now why is that?...Although God did send prophets to warn these people of impending doom if they did not seek the Lord God of Israel...But there are several reasons for God not influencing the kings that came to power within the Northern kingdom as HE did when it pertained to certain kings in the Southern kingdom...

    For one, it is HIS timing of events occurring... Again God knows the end from the beginning... So the Southern kingdom of Judah, the tribe from which Jesus Christ would come from in accordance to the flesh, would survive longer simply because of the timing of the birth of our beloved Savior... This is of course the main, and most important purpose...

    God did not influence the kings of the Northern portion of Israel, as HE did the Southern kingdom of Judah, to reveal how us humans, left on our own, seek the lusts of the flesh, and how sin is automatic for us... God's righteousness is something that we must have help in doing on a continual basis... Some of us need more help than others... But again God's mercy is greater than any sin as long as we seek HIS grace on HIS terms... Which is only found in HIS SON JESUS CHRIST...

    So while the corruption in Iraq is quite rampant, the nation most of us reside in is in FAR worse shape spiritually speaking... Why do I say this?... We have, and have had the freedom to worship God in accordance to HIS will for centuries... Yet, look where we at now... And I will add this!.. Were it not for God's intervention in our affairs via a civil war, 2 world wars, and economic collapse, we would have fallen long ago... We were humbled at the right time during our nations history so that we would continue to fulfill God Almighty's time line in human affairs, and ultimately fulfill HIS prophetic Word...

    But during the last 70 years since World War 2 ended in 1945, we have not had to endure a 3rd one, and have had relative peace within our country... Sadly, this false sense of security has been a curse for us from a spiritual perspective... Since the 1960's, our nation has declined morally, and have never repented as a whole... Sure there have been some that have, but as myself, and many others have come to conclude, we have laws on the books that promote abominations in the eyes of our Creator... This has been going on for the last 5 decades, and has only become even more of a problem as many have come to redefine freedom, or liberty as a license to practice hedonism... God gave us the freedom , and we have squandered it...

    But frankly, God already understood we would fail as a nation in this age of deception of wickedness... HIS WORD points this out!... We are just another example, in a long line of repeated mistakes in history which have lead to all nations having fallen at some point in time...

    As a nation we are going to have a difficult time seeking the will of our Creator simply because sin has become so entrenched within our society... And sadly, many love it this way... When there is not room for repentance within the heart of a nation, God has no choice but to judge as HE has done throughout the centuries... God is not a respecter of persons, or nations... And when a people are so far from HIM, and no not what to repent of, as well as the desire to do so... Well, you get the picture!...

    As each generation passes, with sin being left unchecked, and escalating in practice, it becomes imperative for our Father in heaven to bring down a nation, or nations in order to save the inhabitants of that nation for a later time... It also serves as an example to other nations in order to hopefully strike fear into their hearts... To see great empires fall serves as a reminder to those who can discern, that no empire, or great nation is too powerful to ever fall, and come to nothing...

    NO matter what religion may be the prevailing practice of particular nations, these countries can discern what is occurring when a nation, or nations, are being destroyed due to lawlessness... But it would be wise if these same nations repented themselves, and not gloat, nor glory in the demise of another countries downfall... No matter how much of an enemy or hated the nation that has fallen is...

    I believe our nation is being set up for a great fall... But one that this nation's inhabitants has brought upon ourselves, for the most part, due to the transgressing of God's commandments, and the lack of humility to repent for sinful behavior...

    Dear friends, I bring you this information simply because there are forces at work that know they cannot succeed unless mankind is in a fallen state from a spiritual perspective... And they are succeeding as God knew they would... Save those who recognize who the real enemy is... Which is the spiritual realm that represents darkness...

    The need to prepare for the deception, and the perilous events yet to come is absolutely essential... For those who are ill prepared, and found spiritually naked, (without the Spirit of God dwelling in them) these will fall for the deception, and will fail quite frankly... This is a battle that transcends the physical world we live in, yet will affect it in a most dramatic way...

    Until our Savior returns, all things according to our Father's prophetic plan must be fulfilled... Jerusalem will continue to be a haven for the spiritual principalities that represent darkness (Revelation chapter 11 verse 8), and the world (save those who are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb of God) will embrace Lucifer's kingdom, or 7th head of the beast, which will be comprised of 10 supernations ruled by 10 kings... The new, or one world order...

    After this Satanic kingdom rules for a short period of time (as declared in Revelation chapter 17 verses 10-18), before giving authority to the man of sin (8th king or beast) because Satan will have given this false messiah his authority as Revelation chapter 13 verse 4 declares... This man of sin, and his 10 cohorts will destroy the spiritual deception of the woman, or the false faith that represents her, and the beast will require worship of himself as Revelation 13, and 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 declare... Only the return of Jesus Christ will end this tyrannical reign of the man of sin, or son of perdition... Which will occur at the blowing of the 7th, and last trumpet of the angel of God as declared in Revelation chapters 11, and 19...

    There is NO stopping this from occurring... Electing Trump, or any other politician will not at all stop the inevitable... All of creation is on God's sovereign watch, and HIS WORD has given us the warning in order for those who will believe it will transpire to prepare spiritually... Our Father will take care of the physical aspect of our lives as HIS children are very important to HIM... Decisions we make will be based on our faith in HIM, and whether we endure on God's terms depends on one's spiritual condition... So do we trust in the flesh, or in HIS Spirit?... The flesh is always weak in a spiritual battle, and will lose if that individual is not suited with the Armor of God, or HIS SPIRIT fully within that believer...

    Which is why it is imperative that those who believe on HIM prepare while given the opportunity... I truly believe that this investment opportunity has been revealed to us in order to do so... What will we do with the time allotted, and did our Father grant us a warning by giving us a time frame through the speech given by Christine Lagarde?... 7 years of economic prosperity beginning this year will bring us to the year 2022, or 2023... A combination of both years maybe?... Remember that time certainly goes by quickly, and when one is so distracted by the cares of this world as it pertains to the flesh, that individual could very well be caught off guard spiritually... Remember the parable of the 10 virgins in chapter 25 of Matthew...

    Of course all is ultimately up to our Great Creator, and Sustainer, as when the hammer is allowed to fall, and peril is allowed to befall a sinful world... The sudden shock of this occurring during a time that all seems to be well in the flesh would certainly cause many to panic because of abject fear... Those that remain spiritually awake, and do not become spiritually drunk, via the lawless behavior promoted by the woman that rides the beast, or Satan, will be prepared at all times...

    Here is a testimony of a sister in Messiah who loves our Savior, and understands the spiritual warfare that exists all too well... She made a choice, and the right one as she shares her story, and understanding of what is going down as the future unfolds... One does not have to agree with all proclaimed by her... But do not discount what she has to say simply because it is not what is wanted to be heard, or to believe... The truth can be hard to swallow sometimes, but is necessary if one is to finish the race, and fight this good fight against the enemy of mankind Satan, or Lucifer...

    I was lead to her website yesterday, and found it to be knowledge that is invaluable as we enter the phase in mankind's history that will be like no other time, nor shall ever be as the Lord Jesus Christ declared HIMSELF in Matthew chapter 24 verse 21 declares...

    Here is her link... http://beyondthephysical.blogspot.co...%20of%20all%22

    God bless you, and remember... Wise as serpents, yet gentle as doves...

    Popeye7
    Last edited by popeye7; 08-22-2015 at 12:43 AM.

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