Getting Your Sins as White as Snow
Who Can? Who Will? and How?
Can you imagine having All, and think about that …”All” it is worth a double take:
“ALL Your Sins made White as Snow.”
That is a monumental statement, with staggering consequences that are in play,
Both positive and negative earnings are waiting in the balance to be paid out in full.
You may recall that there were two thieves nailed to their own crosses on either side of Jesus.
- The first thief Confessed his sin to Jesus. He openly acknowledged that he was being punished justly for his crimes, but that Jesus was innocent. This thief apparently received God’s Favor, Blessing, and Forgiveness, even before he died, as the record states: he boldly asked Jesus to remember him when he entered into His Kingdom. And Jesus just as boldly spoke, (Luke 23:42-43)
“Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise.”
- The second thief Despised the presence of Jesus. Unlike the first thief, instead of getting rid of his sin, he retained his sin. And instead he chose to heap his abuse on Jesus, and mocked God before he died. Apparently missing his one last chance at redemption. What a monumental error. How many follow in the second thieves pathways. He was as physically close to Jesus as the first thief, but his hard heart, and prideful mind, blocked him from the humility and grace, which he needed, and which the first thief received in the final hour of his life.
Can you see the staggering difference: between these two men’s responses to the life and work of Jesus on the cross?
His Life is embedded into His Name.
As you might know: The Hebrew Name for Jesus is often transliterated as: “Yeshua” which is actually an abbreviation of “Joshua’s” Hebrew name: “Yehôshûa,” which actually means Jehovah or “Yahweh Saves.”
Original: יהושׁע יהושׁוּע Phonetic: yeh-ho-shoo’-ah. Definition: Jehovah-Saves. This is the same name of Joshua, the Primary Disciple of Moses, about whom the Book of Joshua was written; the Jewish leader.
In Hebrew: Jehoshua, Jehoshuah; [Compare H1954, H3442: from the Strong’s Hebrew Concordance.]
What Point needs to be made here? How does Yahweh Saves relate to the two thieves and the crucifixion? Even in Jesus’s final hour before his death, even in the final minutes of his Life. Jesus was fulfilling the the Work and Will of God, the Father, for His Life. Jesus was fulfilling the prophetic Name and Purpose of His life, Yahweh Saves. Every hour of the day, Jesus was doing the Will of God. In everything he was committed to see His Father Glorified. The closer you look at this the clearer you will see this. (John 17:4-5)
Even as the Angel Gabriel declared:
Luke 1:30-35 (NIV)
“Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him “Jesus.”
32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
Luke 1:34-35 (NIV) 34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of Go
Luke 1:30-35 (KJV)
Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name “JESUS”. [Yeshua, Yehoshua, or Joshua, which means Yahweh SAVES, יהושׁע יהושׁוּע, more on Hebrew naming conventions later.]
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, “How shall this be?, seeing I know not a man?” 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
From birth to Death, Jesus’s Life was about bringing Yahweh’s Salvation to All who would seek God’s Kingdom, even at His Birth, Salvation was proclaimed through the fulfillment of the Scriptures, even unto the Shepherd’s and the Wiseman at Jesus’s Birth. These men gave gifts to Jesus [Yeshua] of frankincense and myrrh. These two ingredients very precious and expensive herbs were given to Jesus at his birth, were used for the burial of Kings. Thus symbolizing Jesus was born to die as a King.
Jesus Life & Death was a Witness to all men, of all nations (peoples, tribes, and tongues), especially to the nation of Israel. Sadly, the corrupt & insecure illegal spiritual leadership in Jerusalem rejected their very own Messiah due to a spirit of jealousy and ignorance (this too was a fulfillment of prophecy). Because of this they didn’t recognize the very hour of their visitation, and as a result, they paid a heavy price for their error. (See The Judgement of AD 70, “no stone upon another.”)
What can we see in this? Jesus was fulfilling the very Will of His Father, Witnessing, and bringing Salvation, to everyone who had eyes to see, and ears to hear, a heart to receive, and a mind to understand, right up until his Final Breath, before He gave up the Ghost. Why? Because He valued the eternal lives of everyone. He knew all men were created in the Image of God and were precious to God. And He came to seek and to save them that were lost (all of us), and he gave his allespecially for those who would enter into His Salvation (though not everyone would–in fact he knew only a few would enter into his new covenant that was even stricter than the old covenant–more on that later). Out of the people that day who could have received Yahweh’s Salvation, only two did, a pagan soldier, and a condemned thief. There is a huge message in that alone.
The bottomline: He gave everything he had, every last drop of blood, every last drop of sweat, every last heartbeat, even his very last breath, to declare unto us who he was, and what his life was all about, and why we should hear him.
Even on the Cross, with hands stretched taut, and feet excruciatingly nailed to the Cross, hanging by those nails. Even with his body broken, his face bruised and beaten, eyes nearly swollen shut, his back and sides a bloody ripped open mess, his blood drained dangerously low, his lungs collapsing, his body perilously dehydrated, his heart pounding to the point of literally physically breaking–even is this condition, Jesus was caring for His Mother. He gently spoke for her provision and care, and to live with John, his Disciple.
Beyond that, Yahweh’s Salvationtouched two other Significant individuals mentioned in the gospels. One, the Thief on the Cross right next to him. Two, a man on the ground, who stood right in front of him and watched him die like no other man had ever died, the Centurion in charge of the whole crucifixion. They both also acknowledged from their lips, that Jesus was the Son of God, and King , though not of this World but of the World to come. And with their confession, I believe, they both were embarking a new life upon the road of Salvation. I would say, Jesus won both these men, without any preaching, without any fancy religion salesmanship, but his actions spoke louder than words to them. They could not deny what their eyes told them.
All this speaks volumes: Only a few souls truly responded to the Message that “Yahweh Saves” that day (only two recorded). That is a message in itself. A tragedy actually. A message declaring the hardness of heart in the people of Jerusalem, the City of God, chosen by God to declare his message: Yahweh Saves. The great majority that day were there for the personal purpose to mock and scorn, and deride Jesus. They entirely missed the prophetic meaning of His Name, and the Purpose of His Life. They thought he was cursed by God. For the Law states: “Cursed is every one who hangs on a tree.” (Galatians 3:13; Dt. 21:23) They didn’t know who Jesus was, or why He was there. Nor what He stood for. Nor how to properly connect to Him. They had no clue he was dying for them.
And it is the same for us today.
“We are preprogrammed to Mock the Cross …”
If you will be honest with yourself, you will realize “Mocking God” comes pretty easily to most of us. Blaming God, Cursing God, Taking God’s Name in Vain. Sinning against God. Defaming His Word. Turning away from God. We are constantly doing what we know is wrong in God’s Sight, because it all feels good. Have you ever noticed how naturally all this comes to us? We break God’s commandments: Do not Lie. Do not Steal. Do not commit Adultery (sexual sins of the mind, heart, and flesh). Men can do all this without batting an eye, and be hungry for more.
Using Jesus’ Name as a curse word. Ever think about that? Why Jesus’ Name? Why not Buddha? Shiva? Mohamed? Confucius? Gaia? When is the last time your heard God’s name taken in vain? Were you the one doing it or someone else?
If you are like I was at one time: You will have resisted the Message of the Cross. You will have blocked and even mocked it. You will have used God’s name in vain (speaking blasphemy). You will have blocked yourself from listening to your conscience. You may even have joined the crowd and spoken abusively towards a believer, who tried to share with you the message, “Yahweh Saves”.
And yet, the message of Salvation, and your need for it, will continue to hound you all the days of your life, even up to your very day of death.
You may drink, you may smoke, you may party. You may: watch movies, sitcoms, sports. Immerse yourself in physical exercise, running, swimming, surfing, skiing, backpacking, hiking, sailing, tennis, boxing, baseball, soccer. Dabble in world religions and/or philosophies. Become engrossed in: buying things, remodeling, planning the future, working long hours, playing chess, throwing parties, getting a degree, studying: evolution, bio-chemistry, or engineering, or whatever it takes to drown the voice of your conscience, and not repent of your sins. You may do almost anything, as long as it distracts you from “The Cross of Christ in your Life.”
I would surmise: This is the common experience among the majority of people living on the planet today.
Do you know what I’m talking about?
Let me be honest with you: if you were like me, you may not want to repent of one sin (you intuitively know in your heart is wrong), because that would open the door. I mean: “Where will it end?” You may need to repent of all your sin (like the domino effect). And: Where will that lead? All of your selfishness, all of your pride, all of your lies, all of your wrongdoing, all of your lustful, greedy habits, all of your addictions, and everything you intuitively know that you do wrong before God, all your “so called fun”: Over Forever! You might also fear becoming a religious nerd, being rejected by your friends, etc., and hundreds of other unnamed fears that assail your mind from the pits of darkness on a daily basis. “If you become a follower of the Cross, your life will be over as you know it!”
That would be my assessment of myself, and others who have been in the state of choosing not to repent of their sin.
Mark this down: There is a big difference between believing, receiving, and living by the Message of the Cross, and believing in Religion.
With religion you can just be intellectually involved, but with the cross you become physically involved. In other words, your skin is in the game. Judas Iscariot saw this coming and he bailed out. Judas jumped ship, because he wanted all the benefits of being a follower of Christ, but he didn’t want to pay the price of the cross. Judas loved religion, but his flesh despised the Cross. I would surmise, many modern believers are wearing Judas’s spiritual shoes, and are actually following in Judas footsteps. They love the kind of religion that doesn’t cost them anything, that doesn’t put their skin in the game. Doesn’t put the checkbook in the game. Doesn’t put their blood, sweat, and tears into the game. They want a bloodless religion, but the cross is anything by bloodless.
As I see it, you and I will always be confronted by the Cross with one of two choices:
1) We must repent of our sin (be transformed, pick up our cross, and enter into eternal life)
2) We will continue in our sin (and stay the same, leave the cross behind, remain dead to eternal life)
The truth be told: If you ever listen to your conscience, even if it is dull, you know One Thing. You know you do things that are wrong before God–end of story.
Now, if you simply listen to that voice inside your soul (that is your conscience): You can realize it is a gift from God, to lead you into salvation, then you still have a chance to get your sins made as white as snow.
But all this begs the question:
Who can make your sins
“White as Snow?”
Only one person can wash away your sins,
making them white as snow.
And I think you already know about the one person,
who can do it. But the real question is:
Who will take the time to sit down and
“Reason with God about your Sins?”
Only the one who wants
his sins white as snow.
Ok, that’s a big one. You won’t sit down and talk to someone who isn’t there, Right? Especially if you believe what you’ve been told by your professors in college, “He doesn’t exist.” God is Dead. “God is a fairy tale for those who are afraid of the Dark.” (quote by the late~Steve Hawkins)
This begs the Question: How do they know this? Their Answer: Because science proves that man evolved from slime by accident. (Sadly, science proves no such thing, but scientists choose desperately to belief in whatever keeps them away from the Cross, and clueless about what it takes to make their sins as white as snow.)
Well, they have a right to believe what they want (and remain in their sins), but if you want to get real: Ask your prof, “Who wrote your DNA Code?“ “Professor: Who wrote and assembled all three billion pairs, in virtually perfect order, every cell in your body? Who wrote the code? Who can interpret the Code? Who makes the Code work? Slime? Who decided on which four nucleotides, and which 20 amino acids, that would produce over 100,000 proteins that make your body work, stay alive, and thrive?
Now, I have to say:
“That’s a lot of writing, coding, and reading for someone who doesn’t exist.
And I am pretty sure, the organic slime didn’t write that code (the slime that evolutionists and atheists put their faith in). Have you ever seen slime write any code? Let alone some of the most complex and tightly packed and wrapped code in the galaxy?
I’ll venture to make a guess that if you tried to spend your whole life writing the code of life for each cell in your body, you would not have enough time to write even a small portion of it, and get it right with no mistakes. And what if you need to adapt it? Or mutate it? Or change it in any way?
How are you going to get that correct in your writing?
Chances are GOOD that your atheistic or evolutionary professor won’t have a good answer, to your questions. So it might be time to ditch his false understanding of how the universe, and possibly more importantly, how every single cell in your body works, and who wrote the code, and who is maintaining, and sustaining the life in your body. I can guarantee you, it isn’t your professor, nor the slime, nor the monkey to man (goo to zoo) evolution he believes in.
You don’t have to be fooled: you can have a good answer, a true answer, if you are willing to search for it, because it surely does exist, and if you search for it, you will surely find it. You have Yahweh’s Promise on that.
(Isaiah 45:9-13; Deuteronomy 4:29; Matthew 7:7; Jeremiah 29:13).
Now that leads to my third question:
Who can rightfully enter into the
Reasonings of God?
Only the one who possesseth a humble spirit,
The one who hath received a teachable mind,
The one with a contrite heart,
He will never be rejected by God,
but the proud,
God knows from afar.
That’s another big one. I know for many years my pride, my ego, my self esteem, and my need for being accepted as “cool” before my colleagues, was more important to me than becoming “clean” before my God. And you can really tell the difference in my character between the two. Pride is a real killer of all kinds of relationships, especially and particularly heavenly ones.
Though the LORD be high,
yet hath he respect unto the lowly:
but the proud he knoweth afar off.
The next few verses quoted below are short but significant. They portraythe attitude of heart and mind necessaryto enter into a “Reasoning Dialogue” with God Almighty. Actually in the Beginning it is mostly monologue. That is, God’s Word is doing the presenting, our souls are doing the receiving.
Why is it so critical to listen first?
Why do we have two ears and one tongue?
In order to build a proper building, one needs a proper foundation on which to build. If building upon false information, the building is doomed to be unstable, and ultimately set aside for demolition.
In other words, it takes a proper framework to build up the mind and heart of the seeker, so he can handle a real One on One dialogue with the One True God. Yes, God is here to serve, but He is not you personal water boy, made to made to advance your agenda, and all our insipid demands. Before you come to him, it is important to know how to come to him, and how to receive from him, so that you are in harmony with HIM.
Genuine heavenly ordained communication will be built through God’s Word and God’s Spirit. It will be given as a gift from heaven to earth, to the one ready to receive it. But the real question is: Am I ready to receive it? Do I have a heart of humility? or a heart of distraction? a heart filled with idols? a heart filled with selfish ambition?
The very thing that separates us from God is our proud and arrogant mind and heart, and selfish willful nature. Which if you are like me, causes a lot of unnecessary conflict with The Holy One of Heaven. May that not be the case for you.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:
[sacrifices are offerings that God will respect]
a broken and a contrite heart,
O God, thou wilt not despise.
The LORD is nigh [near] unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and [He] saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
For thus saith the high and lofty One
that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;
I dwell in the high and holy place,
with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble,
and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah 57:15, makes an extremely important point. God calls us into the need for Humility,
that opens the door for Truth and Honesty, Justice and Righteous Relationship with Him. He lives outside of the World He Created. His place of perfection, is not going to submit to our place of limitation. That would be tail wagging the dog. When we want to enter into His Presence, His Glory, His Majesty, His Holiness, we ought to recognize who He is and give honor were honor is due. Having never stood before a king: a supreme ruler who holds the power of life and death over your future, it is harder for us to grasp that we should guard our steps when entering into the Holy of Holies, but this is necessary. It is required that we carry ourselves rightly before Him.
The closest relationship I can compare this to would be: Standing before a Judge in a Courtroom, who has the ultimate power to decide your fate. To throw you in jail, to send you to the gallows, or to set you free.
If God created the Heavens and the Earth, as He has said, then He lives outside our Time Dimension, just as Steve Jobs lived outside of his apple computer that he created. Yet he could still communicate with the computer, and connect to it by the language he used to run it. The Language Yahweh has given us to stay connected to Him is His Word, it is that simple. If we choose to read it, It will direct us to know and to have everything we need to stay connected to him.
If you are honest with God, you will know and admit that He created you. He created your DNA that makes you unique. And it runs according to his language and the code that He Wrote for your physical body to run on. In other words, He knows all about the three billion pairs of data that go into virtually every cell in your body. Just as Yahweh wrote you physical bodies code to live by, so He has written your spiritual code for your sole to live by, that is The Word of God.
If you humble yourself before him, and choose to learn from Him, like you would choose to learn from any other wise and noble, author and scholar, giving God his due respect and honor, Then, His Grace & Mercy, Love & Forgiveness, and His Heavenly Truth, will have the chance to invade you heart, and transform your life.,
I believe you have His promise on this point. But these four things are required: Humility, Honesty, Truth, and Perseverance.
“… He who endures to the End
shall be saved.”
From the above verses … I believe we can confirm: that God will draw near to the humble.
If these verses make sense to you, count your blessings.
It is the God of heaven who has given you a mind to know Him, His Word, and His Ways.
God is giving “us” (“us” = those who want to learn) His Open Invitation to “Come Now.” This is extraordinary. The God of Creation is Calling from Heaven, inviting every man, woman and child, to have a personal session of counsel with Him individually. And the stated goal is this: “To Make Your Sins as White as Snow.”
And the general stated requirements is that you do so:
- With a humble heart, a teachable mind, and a contrite spirit, (broken and pierced heart, mind, and soul) which God will never despise.
If you are not exactly sure what these verses mean or how they actually apply to your very own life in this day, in this hour, count your blessings, we are going to dive into this subject in the next section (Day Two).
May God bless, refresh, and eternally establish your sound understanding of these immortal and unbreakable principles in His Word (set forth through His Own Definitions, and through His Own Eternal and Trustworthy Perspective).
You Chance to be Transformed
If you know your heart is proud, and your mind is hardened against the Reasonings of God: Now is your opportunity, to change that internal reality. Now is the time to see your life through a different lens.
Now is the chance to step into a new and never ending, never changing heavenly covenant, one that will be with you both now, and into eternity.
Only you and I can choose to become like the thief on the cross, that put his faith in the Living and Dying Messiah of Israel, from the very core of his heart, where he knew that he had done wrong before God. Only you can receive the Promise of God that “Today you will be with me in Paradise.” Or Hear the Voice of the Father say:
My Good and Faithful Servant.
Enter into the Joy of your Master.”
Or, you and I can choose to remain as we are, despise Jesus.
You can despise his offer to cleanse you from your sins, so that you can continue to love your sins above God, that free choice is still on the table. It will be regrettable to God, and will invalidate all the work that he has done to save you from your sins, but it is a valid choice He will freely allow you to make.
The Choice to become “White as Snow” is not a choice “Man” is asking you to make. It is the God of Heaven calling your name. He is interested in you. He is invested in you. He has been faithful to generations for your sake. He values you enough to sacrifice Himself for you. But Chances are you will not understand or like or agree with Him, until you enter into the Reasonings of God. And that can only happen if you willingly choose to humble yourself and learn about the Covenant His is Willing to make with you personally.
The choice is a free one. It will not cost you one penny. The real eternally valuable things in life are given freely, without money, and without price, and they are not apart of monetary driven worldly economy. They offer far more than money can give. They are more valuable and more enduring than any bank account or investment could ever pay out. (More on that later.) (Isaiah 55:1-7)
[End of Day One]
The Difference Between
The Proud vs. The Humble
The Holy One (God) treats these two different types of people differently.
Should that be a surprise?
No. Of course not. If you have ever raised or carefully observed children, you know that the strong willed child needs a strong hand when being trained to go in the right direction, so that when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
The compliant child needs a firm but gentler hand. She could be wounded and may become fearful by the same strong hand. She will respond best to a caring compassionate and gentle hand. Where the strong willed child may likely flat out ignore a gentle hand, and possibly even despise it.
The Gospel of God (the good news) also treats different individuals differently:
God gives The Law to the Proud, and Grace to the Humble. This picture will become clearer later. This is the Big Picture we will need to grasp in order to Walk with God and to become fruitful workers in His Vineyard. It will deepen your appreciation of God’s Ways and His Wisdom.
1 Peter 5:5b-7 (KJV)
… Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Some things are just a given. The above principle is one of them. If God did not resist the Proud, then he could be accused of enabling them.
In most cases, the proud are going to stay proud, not matter what happens. They don’t seem able to help themselves.
In many cases, Yahweh will give an individual, a family, a community, a Nation, a certain amount of time to learn from their mistakes. He will allow natural consequences to hit them, giving them a chance to repent. Then he may up the ante, and send a hardship, a prison sentence, a judicial judgement. He may send a disease, plague, famine. He may raise up an enemy to chastise them. He may allow men to incite a war. And these create natural and supernatural events that can bring disasters to punish a person, or a people.
A Side Note: Nations will not be punished in the after life, so when a nation goes against God and sins against Him, His Law, His people, His Son, then the repercussions will come directly through differing national events. Economic crashes and hardships, natural disasters, plagues, and famine, drought, hurricanes and the like. These are intended to get the attention of all the people. And keep the balance of justice somewhat current. I know people often have a problem with this concept. I don’t. Correction is the path to life. And yes. Some go home early. That is not a problem with God. Those who lived right, and prepared themselves will enter his protection for eternity. Those who did wrong will be punished for the wrong they have done.
Physical Death is no a problem for One who believes and obeys God. It is a graduation. When a man or woman is fearful of death, that is a sign, they are not secure in the LIFE of GOD.
All this is spelled out clearly in His Word, and in his Covenant. And “we all have access to it” (80%+, or more) in this modern world. And those who don’t will be judged accordingly. So when we will all stand before the Court of Justice, we will receive our just reward.
The fact that we have been given time to repent and reform our ways, is simply a bonus, because of God’s Mercy. He doesn’t owe us more time. He has already told us, our time will come like a thief in the night. In other words, we will not know when, so we need to ready now!!!
John Lennox was asked to give a response to Richard Dawkins quote: “Christians who believe in God are afraid of the darkness.” Lennox said, “do you what a one liner?” The journalist said “Yes”. Lennox said, “Atheists who don’t believe in God are afraid of the Light.”
Tongue and cheek aside, there is a real division between those in the Light, and Seeking God in His Realm, and those who really are not seeking God, not wanting to know Him or His Laws, and don’t care to know that God created them, and that He knows the future, and warns that judgment is coming, and anyone not ready will woefully regret it.
Below is a teachable moment. It is a pause before the Storm. It is a message meant to chastise the People of God, because God knows what is in men’s hearts. He knows they are proud, selfish, and scheming by nature. He also knows the future before it happens. He doesn’t create the future, he just knows it. As such, his is giving his kids a little pep talk about the future and warning them what is going to happen, if they start to neglect their duties and covenant with God.
First he lays out the symptoms of the disease (or pride) that is going to happen to his people. Once they become prosperous, they will start to deny God. It is the age old test. Many more people pass the test of poverty, that the test of prosperity. There is just something about the pride in man, that gravitates towards selfishness, and sin, once he has a little spending money.
So here is the setup: Moses won’t be going into the Promised Land. He is being disciplined for disobeying a direct command from Yahweh. But Joshua will take the people into the Land. Now the whole book of Deuteronomy, the Last book of Moses’ five books. Is like a recap of all the warnings, the promises, regurgitating Israel’s wins and losses, successes and failure, obedience and disobedience, and calling them all to examine themselves before they enter into the Promised Land.
I share this in my break down format, separating lists as lists, so the the message can be seen in a sort of visual map. Hope this will be beneficial to your reading. The Main Point Yahweh is addressing is PRIDE, and how it will be the peoples downfall, and will harm them as a matter of fact.
Mark this Down: It if were not for “Pride” the world would not have fallen into the hands of selfish ambition and the maniacal the selfish desire to control others, the wicked desire to use others as object to fulfill our self-centered laziness and pleasures, instead of desiring to serve others, build others up, bring others into heavenly, healthy, kindly, compassionate, righteous, clean, holy, loving, caring, giving, blessing relationships. Evil entered into our souls, when pride entered our souls. The Kingdom of God is against Pride, and Pride is against the Kingdom of God. Therefore, if you desire to keep your pride, you will lose and forfeit the Kingdom of God, or you can choose to loose your pride, and keep the Kingdom of God.
What God wants for you and I is to be free from our demonically rooted pride and selfishness and self focus. What Satan wants for us is to be deeply rooted in his pride, his selfishness, his nature of bondage to self.
The primary reason Yahweh would choose to chasten his child, would be for his ultimate good. He only chastens those whom he loves:
Deuteronomy 8:5-20 (KJV)
5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God,
- to walk in his ways, and
- to fear him.
7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land,
- a land of brooks of water,
- of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; 8
- A land of wheat, and
- barley, and
- vines, and
- fig trees, and
- a land of oil olive,
- and honey; 9
- A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness,
- thou shalt not lack any thing in it;
- a land whose stones are iron,
- and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. 10
When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: 12 Lest when thou:
- hast eaten and
- art full, and
- hast built goodly houses, and
- dwelt therein; 13 And
- when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and
- thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and
- all that thou hast is multiplied;
14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were
- fiery serpents, and
- scorpions, and
- where there was no water;
- who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; 16
- Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna,
- which thy fathers knew not,
- that he might humble thee,
- and that he might prove thee,
- to do thee good at thy latter end;
17 And thou say in thine heart:
- My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. 18
- But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God:
- for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth,
- that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. 19
- And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God [and His Blood Covenant–remember the Passover Covenant], and
- walk after other gods, and
- serve them, and
- worship them,
- I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. 20
- As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face,
- so shall ye perish;
- because ye would not be obedient
- unto the voice of the LORD your God.
In Summary: A Good Father watches over the development of His Children. He proves them, tests them. Teaches Them. Disciplines them. Refines their understanding. Gives them reasons to do right. Gives them warnings about doing wrong. Punishes them for wrong doing. Blesses and rewards them for doing right. Is involved in the raising and direction of his children lives. Is willing to sacrifice his life for their lives. Is generous with his children when they are doing right. Is less generous and will withhold blessing when they do wrong.
Also Note: God is a Gentlemen. If you reject His Counsel, His Wisdom, His Story, His Principle Teaching and Learning attempts to lead and guide you, and your resist and reject this Leadership in your life. He will back off and leave you to your own devices. That is one of the worst things that can happen to any person alive on God’s Green Earth.
That is the due penalty, the “meet recompense”, the just reward for turning your back on God, he will leave you to go in the direction you choose and He will honor that until the end. But the consequences of your choices will be paid out in full.
Blessings for Obedience.
Curses for Disobedience.
One Follow up Scripture:
Hebrews 12:7-15 (KJV)
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. 14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Has your heart been pierced?
Have you been wounded by the Truth?
Do you know what they did to your Savior?
Is your heart pierced?
That may seem like a funny question, but it is quite relevant to the topic at hand.
The Word of God SEES the human heart.
God identifies your heart as either hardened or tender. (Proud vs. Humble)
- Shielded(armored, calloused, surrounded by thick skin, angry, bitter, self-absorbed, prideful, impudent, frivolous, suspicious, calculated, deceived, deadened conscience, hating, despising, rejecting, seared with a hot iron−UNCIRCUMCISED)
- Unshielded (Open, Honest, Listening, Hearing, Learning, Discerning, Receptive, Accepting, Believing, Understanding, Agreeable, Intelligent, Concerned, Disciplined, and Teachable−CIRCUMCISED)
God likens your heart to the soil of the earth. Different soils need to be treated differently. That only makes sense, Right?
Hard Soil needs to be pierced
It needs to be broken up. It needs a sharp steel plow and a yoke of powerful oxen to break through the hardened soil, to break up the fallow ground, to finally make it useful to the farmer, so that it can receive the seed to be planted in the soil.
If you sow any seed on hardened ground, it will lay on top of the soil and be eaten by the birds of the air.
Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
And when he sowed,
some seeds fell by the way side [the hardened soil],
and the fowls [birds] came
and devoured them up.
The fowls (or birds of the air), in the parables of Jesus regularly are referring to demonic spirits, or devils. They come to devour the Good Seed which God has sown through his servants, which is the Word of God.
SOFT or Prepared soil
Is Ready for the Seed
Broken soil, (pierced soil), just needs the SEED, some Water, and some Sunshine to get the plat to start GROWING, because the soil is already broken and unshielded. It is ready to receive the SEED. If your soil is broken, your heart tender, your mind humble, you will be ready to receive the SEED of God.
The Seed of God is the Very “Word of God,” and “they” [the devils] came to devour it and Him, the one who is the Word of God. (John 1:1) And the Word of God, let them.
They Pierced Him so that all could See Him, obedient in Life, submitted in Death. So the world could see what the Truth really looks like in Living Action, in “Real Life.” “The Word” dedicated his whole being to do the will of the Father, so that he was pierced for us, as you clearly can see below:
Psalms 22:1-20 (KJV)
(1a) “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
[These are the very words spoken by my Savior upon the Cross, just before He died, to take away my sins, according to the Blood Covenant. He spoke this just as this prophecy predicted he would on the single most important day in our planet’s history. The Day that Changed Everything—Even Our World Calendar, it split History in Two. Though this poem, this song, this Prophecy (Psalm 22), was written and set to music 1,000 years BC, before Christ, it gives a perfectly clear and revelatory description of the events happening, and words spoken on that day, both from my Savior, and from his tormentors. Both are recorded in this Psalm by a man who was both a Prophet, and a King of Israel, 1000 years before it happened.]
(1b) Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
[ This happened for sure the night before his cruxificion as the Son poured out his heart to the Father. “My roaring” describes the intensity of Jesus’ prayer. Luke, the doctor, wrote, he sweat drops of blood while praying: “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” Luke 22:44 (KJV). This is a medical condition called: Hematidrosis. It can look like blood, bloody sweat, or sweat with droplets of blood in it.
Hematidrosis is a rare condition that causes a person under severe stress to literally sweat blood. “Hematohidrosis is a condition in which capillary blood vessels that feed the sweat glands rupture, causing them to exude blood, occurring under conditions of extreme physical or emotional stress.” (From: truthwatchers.com)
“The artist Leonardo da Vinci wrote about a soldier who had bloody sweat after battle … Only a few handfuls of hematidrosis cases were confirmed in medical studies in the 20th century.” From WebMd.com]
2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not;
and in the night season, and am not silent.
[Very likely, Jesus had been praying earnestly about this subject before, but on the night he was betrayed, he prayed 3 times, getting no answer. Which was his answer. Finally, he yielded His Will to the Will of the Father, and received the contentment of doing God’s Will no matter how frightening, how devastating, how reviling, it might be for a short season. The End Game. The Eternal Prize. The Forever Reward is what God’s Will is all about.
If we can see that, receive that, that believe that, trust that, we can stay in harmony and in agreement with Yahweh, the Father of ALL.]
3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in thee:
they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered:
they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
[Here, from the above text, it seems Jesus did receive some relief and some reprieve for submitting his soul and committing his will and his way unto His Father, trusting wholly in Him. But this was far from an easy task. Having “pushed the envelope” and realizing there was no other Way OUT, than the Way of the Father, he took comfort in the Fact that the Father knew what he was doing, and he could ultimately trust in the Father’s Will.
6 But I am a worm, and no man;
[Mark this Down: A Worm is used to describe a man under the punishment of God and burning in Hell, in both the OT and the NT. See Mark 9:44, 46, 48; also Isaiah 66:24 (KJV) “And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.”
Make a careful Note: Hell was a part of Jesus’ price for taking upon Himself our Sin Against God. And that is a part of Jesus’ surrender to the Father. Jesus would become like a worm in Hell suffering the torments of the Fires of Hell. And all the demons would rejoice, that is for 3 days, and then something unexpected and totally incomprehensible would happen! Do you know what that was? Yet, for this all men would despise Him, except those with a broken and pierced, humble and contrite heart.
(6b) A reproach of men, and despised of the people.
[This prophecy below is fulfilled by Jesus to the shock and horror of his disciples, his friends, his enemies, and even the demons of hell (more on that later.) It was written 700 years before Christ, but it fully confirms the Word of God right here (more on Isaiah 53, later):
“He is despised and rejected of men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
and we hid as it were our faces from him;
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:3 (KJV)
This also fulfills Daniel’s Prophecy spoken/written 500 years before Christ. “Messiah be cut off, but not for himself…” (Daniel 9:26), but because He was despised by the people. Rejected by his own people. Why? Because they were greatly offended by His Words. Below is just one small but memorable example of this is in his home town of Nazareth:
Luke 4:28-30 (KJV) “And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 And rose up, and thrust him [Jesus] out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way…”
7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn:
they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him:
let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
[Matthew heard with his own ears the Chief Priests Mocking Jesus on the Cross, saying: “He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.” Matthew 27:43 (KJV)]
9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb:
thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
10 I was cast upon thee from the womb:
thou art my God from my mother’s belly.
11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near;
for there is none to help.
[ Yes. He was surely surrounded and encompassed about with violet men, evil men, mockers, scorners, schemers, politicians, governors, kings, rouges, hated filled crowds, brutal Roman soldiers, religious leaders, priests, lawyers, and none of them had the power to Help Him, but they were given power to scourge him, mock him, beat him, “beyond human visage.” Men often died just from the scourging alone. And then to crucify him. ]
12 Many bulls have compassed me:
strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths,
as a ravening and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint:
my heart is like wax;
it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
[His body was drained of hydration, from loss of blood, heavy sweating, intense stress and strain emotional, mental, physical, spiritual attack, the denial of hospitality, and lack of water for a whole long sleepless night, during his arrest, abuse, accusations, beatings, illegal trials, mockings, scourgings, no mercy was shown. You can only imagine the state of shock and trembling his body was in.]
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd;
and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws;
[Some see this as a medical description, the tongue has no more liquid hydration, not even enough saliva to hardly be able to speak a word. This is when He asked for a drink. Not of wine mixed with Gall, a medicine that would have dulled his senses. But cheap wine in a bowl, of vinegar and water, probably there for the Roman soldiers to drink.]
(15b) And thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
[Do you remember the three wise men at Jesus’ Birth. They Worshipped the Baby Jesus, as the King of the Jews, as royalty, and then “they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” These are gifts in preparation for death.
16 For dogs have compassed me:
the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me:
they pierced my hands and my feet.
[ This Event actually fulfills a number of Prophecies about the Messiah:
“Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands…” Isaiah 49:16]
[ “And they shall look upon me whom they have pierced,
and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son,
and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem …” Zechariah 12:10-11 (KJV)] the “only son” reference, and the firstborn, first born reference point back to the Genesis, when Abraham and Isaac climbed Mount Moriah, and God commanded Abraham to offer up his only son, the son of the promise. The Place where Abraham sacrificed that’s the same place where Jesus died, more on this later. Also, when God delivered his first born son from Egypt, He took the first born son all Egypt, on the night of Passover, more on this later. The children of Israel were saved by the Blood of the Lamb, that every family was commanded to sacrifice, for if there was no blood on their doors of a spotless lamb, then the would lose the firstborn in every disobedient family. (more on this later.)
17 I may tell all my bones:
they look and stare upon me.
[You may notice they didn’t break Jesus bones, but they did the thieves on their crosses.]
18 They part my garments among them,
and cast lots upon my vesture.
[You may notice this strange detail, why would a king of Israel be writing about a man whose clothes were gambled over? If this was not written by the Hand of God, this Psalm 22 would make not sense at all. But because the Psalmist (writer of the Psalm) was inspired and directed by God, every detail finds it’s perfect place in the Testimony of God, even in the chronology of events, there is a distinct order of importance interacting with the order of chronology.
19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD:
O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword;
my darling from the power of the dog…
[There is much more to be said on Psalm 22 that cannot be covered in this short message.
I recommend that ever everyone would plumb the depths of this subject for themselves. It is a pivotal, influential, and revelatory passage of scripture.]
- Physician’s View of the Crucifixion
- 6 Reasons Psalm 22 describes Only Jesus
- 10 Excruciating Medical Facts About Crucifixion
Demons and Devils
They are international agents
Working vigorously to Destroy Faith in God
The demons steal “The Word” from the one who would receive it, and then replace it with their own seeds (ideas, attitudes, “lies”). Their words (agree with their mindset, including blasphemy), and all their lies are used to trap and enslave their victims into deception and sin, to think and do every what the demons suggest, and tempt men and women to do. Like putting others down, while lifting themselves up. A clear sign of insecurity. Many think “their thoughts” and “their ways” are “cool,” but I have a different perspective (and so does God), having played both sides of the game. And hopefully you do too.
If you’ve ever confronted a demon,
you will know this:
Devils are proud and hard hearted, and deeply deceived themselves, (just like the people who listen to and obey them). This also makes them deeply insecure. They blindly follow the mindset of their master, who is a real piece of work, as you can imagine.
But this is interesting: Devil’s are required by God, to obey the commands of his servants (including humans), in the name of Christ. This proves who is their ultimate authority.
“… Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.” ~Luke 10:17 (KJV)
The Devil is arguably the proudest, most arrogant, most deceitful, most corrupt, greatest thief and liar, the most perverse and murderous being in the universe.
All Satan’s servants walk in his footsteps (both demons and humans), and emulate his mindset (walking in agreement with him) each according to their different levels of lust, greed, selfishness, evil, intimidation, deception, and murderous intent.
And yet, the believer has authority over all of them, to expose and destroy their works, through the Word of God.
“Can two walk together,
except they be agreed?”
Amos 3:3 (KJV)
The answer to that question should be simple. No.
Two cannot walk together except they be agreed. Therefore, when we walk with devils, we walk in agreement with their mindset. How ugly is that?
This happened 2000 years ago when all the people who condemned the Son of God worthy of Death, all these people picked up, embraced, and ran with the Spirit of Murder, the mindset of demons, in order lie about, steal, and take the life of the Messiah of Israel. The entire crowd condemned him to death with an Oath:
“When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. 25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.” Matthew 27:24-25 (KJV)
Today, the Crowd is Following the Same mindless mindset, and same ugly spirit today that it followed 2000 years ago. So many follow the lead of men like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Lawerence Krauss, Stephen Hawking. They believe in Darwin, who didn’t even fully believe in himself, and said so. They turn his doubtful ideas into a new religion.
Today, they proclaim God is a Delusion, Christ is a myth. There is no Salvation. No Forgiveness. No Eternal Punishment. No Eternal Life. The brain is just a bunch of chemicals formed by accident and random chance. They believe Science has all the answers, and that God is Dead. They condemn believers for being afraid of the darkness, while they themselves are afraid of the LIGHT.
Yet, the mindset of these great intellectuals doesn’t make sense. There is a blindness and a deadness that doesn’t add up. They contradict themselves even while attacking and degrading the WORD of God.
… but they can and do reproduce Spiritually.
They do that by infecting the lives of their victims with their own thoughts and their own ways.
Did you catch that?
They do that by infecting the lives of their victims with their own thoughts and their own ways.
Each one of us has a choice to make. Whose image are we going to bear? We actually have only one of two images to choose from:
- The Image of God.
- The Image of Satan.
Adam was originally made in God’s Image, but he lost that the day, he broke fellowship and agreement with the King of Heaven, and entered fellowship and agreement with the Devil, The God of Heaven’s sworn enemy.
And guess what: Adam changed his image, to look like and represent the one whom he chose to obey.
Romans 6:16 (KJV)
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
If I obey a demon, I become a servant/slave of that demon. And I do the actions, carry the mindset, carry the attitudes, speak the words, and go to the movies, and the parties that demon tells me to go. Sound far fetched. It’s not. It’s actually, quite sound doctrine.
How many people are following Demons, and do not even know it? That is easy to determine. How many people do you know use the Lord’s name in Vain? Use God’s holy name as a filthy word to express disgust? Now, tell me where that influence comes from? And don’t tell me, “Everybody is doing.” I already know that. And that doesn’t answer my question? If you have a problem reasoning this out. Ask everyone you know why they have used the LORD GOD Almighty’s name in Vain.
Ok. Now, the Game is on!
And: This Game is for keeps.
“his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? “
Demons like to infiltrate and populate the lives of the Children of the World (men, women, and children who are unprotected by the Word of God). They reproduce their thoughts and their ways in the lives of these unprotected children, to the point that these men, women, and children of the World become like them.
If it walks, like a duck, talks like a duck, swims like a duck. It probably is a duck.
People become shaped into the image of the Demon they serve. Think about that. The demon of lust, gets people lustful. The demon of greed, gets people greedy. The demon of violence gets people violent.
The Party Spirit demons, converge and work together: the demons of alcohol, and illicit sex, all combine their efforts to produce wasted immoral people, getting high, and doing orgies. Get these demons working together and in full control of a single person, and they can reproduce a “Jeffery Dahlmer” or a “Ted Bundy” before they are done.
In other words, how and why people behave the way they do fully reveals what kind of spiritual influences have come into their lives. Modern Psychology calls them disturbed, mentally ill, chemically imbalanced, but God calls it like it is: People are following Demons, if they act like demons, speak like demons, they are obeying demons. And the end result is now, and will be in the end DEATH.
A Horrific Example
Here’s one simple example that I have witnessed personally, more than once:
Demon’s convince untrained and unprotected teenagers it is cool to drink a bunch of toxic alcohol (which is literally poison in the body); then to vomit up it upon themselves. And then go to have sex with a person you don’t know, don’t care about, and don’t want to see in the morning, or even want to look at. Yet, they have impregnated that person with another eternal person made in the image of God. A child was conceived in their drunken delusion, but they feel no remorse, and take no responsibility for their actions, because they have this ignorant excuse:
“Everybody is Doing it!”
On top of that, they get an incurable sexually transmitted disease, and blame that on God. On top of that, chances are high that in nine months, or sooner, they will likely have contributed to the murder of one of God’s Holy Children, One who sees the face of His Holy Angels (Matthew 18:10-11). And they will call this fun? And want to repeat the same scenario in another week or so.
Forgive me for being Angry here: But too many souls, fools, and knaves, believe this is fun and “cool” for the rest of their lives. And yes, if you are like me, you know what I am talking about. “Party on!”
- Where does one ever get such a perverse idea?
- Who would teach such activities as being fun? Only One Person.
John 10:10 (KJV)
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
- What does he come for to Steal? Our virginity. Our Innocence. Our holiness. Our purity. Our godliness. Our loveliness. (How many virgins you know who made it to their marriage bed, both men and women? Did you know this is the only plan God has for marriage?)
- What does he come to Kill? God’s Children, both inside and outside the womb. (70 billion+ since Roe v. Wade)
- What does he come to destroy? Our souls spiritual beings that will burn forever in the Lake of Fire.
- How successful is he in fulfilling his objectives?
I hate to ask that question …
As you can see the Word of God is not unclear. It holds no deception about what the evil one is about, and why he wants his thoughts and his ways to be reproduced in the lives of those who will follow him, those who will be made into his image.
He wants their final destruction. Thankfully, Jesus came to destroy the devil’s work. (I John 3:8) But only those who will listen to Jesus, will overcome their enemy, Satan.
These same devils can also reproduce their proud thoughts and proud ways into the mindsets of the children of God: to any and all who have not protected themselves by Not Entering into the Reasonings of God. That is a scary thought.
If you doubt this, answer this question: Why is the divorce and pornography statistics almost the same inside the Church, as they are outside the Church?
If it walks like a duck …
Because of the Devil’s success, I believe it is:
The duty and imperative responsibility for every child of God to be fully trained and discipled in learning the Word of God (not the word of a preacher, not the word of an evangelist, not the word of a university professor, not the word of a self-help guru in the pulpit of a church, but the very Word of God.)
Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth
out of the mouth of God.
Matthew 4:4 (KJV)
Those who follow the above earnest directive will always remain protected, but every stray sheep who wanders from God’s Word, to the degree that they wander, will be the degree that they will remain unprotected, and vulnerable to enemy attack.
The Word of God proclaims this is the state of affairs in the large majority of people on the earth (of those who have not been pierced by the word of God), they have wandered away from God’s Word.
The Word of God proclaims this mindset comes from “the wide road” that leads us to destruction. Anyone following the wide road is actually following the Leader of the people and demons who are also in agreement following the wide road:
Matthew 7:13-14 (KJV)
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate [narrow gate]: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait [narrow] is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Did you catch that? This statement is most alarming. Millions and Billions of people are walking the wide road. How many do you know are truly, daily, hourly, following the narrow road? Few there be that find it!
In other words, many are hounded by the hounds of hell, though they know it not, because they walk in agreement with them.
If that is not a scary thought,
I don’t know what is.
And that is actually the plan of the enemy, to keep them unprotected from the Word of God, walking in agreement with the devil’s of hell.
People think it only natural that they should reject the Word of God (it feels natural, good, and right to them). It feels best to disregard God’s Word and blaspheme his name, mock his Son, scoff at his servants, and hate his Law.
Note: Even though many proclaim, they don’t even believe in God, yet they still blaspheme His Name. Why is that?
How does Blasphemy
even make sense?
Unbelievers blaspheming God’s Name would make no sense at all, apart from understanding that this is coming from the mindset of the number one blasphemer himself, the Lord and Ruler over all the demons (and all those humans who walk in agreement with him, who willingly carry his image into the world): Satan himself.
Those who walk in agreement with the kingdom of darkness, share the mindset of that darkness. And they prove it by the words they use, everyday, sometimes every hour of the day. (How many people do you know that are like that? Can you picture their faces before you right now?)
Think about that …
Have you ever used God’s Name in Vain?
If you have … that is a devastating symptom … of an even greater problem that needs to be addressed, and will be addressed as you continue reading.
Those who blaspheme God’s Name, share the verbiage, the attitudes, the language and the vocabulary of that evil mindset.
One of the clearest indicators of that mindset is the spirit of blasphemy.
Where does evil
verbiage come from?
It comes from the heart. How did it get there? Through walking in agreement with the darkness.
Matthew 12:34-37 (KJV)
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
God’s blasphemers cannot be bothered with honoring God’s Rules or God’s Ways, God’s Word or God’s Name that was designed to protect them. Why? Because they are too busy walking in agreement with the Evil One. How sad it that? How wrong is that?
How detrimental will that be in your life right now? How unbelievably destructive will in be in your eternal future?
The fact that you use God’s Holy Name as a curse word, is proof that your heart has been impregnated with the demon seed (the lies, attitude and mindset of the devil). Those who walk in darkness listen to the enemy’s voice. And after listening to his voice, a person will demonstrate it by his actions. He will follow in his footsteps. He will obey his counsel, and follow his direction. The proof? It comes right out of his own mouth.
You can easily identify this by the curses a person speaks. and the attitudes one holds in his conversation. What one speaks, will quickly identify what fills his mind.
If the seeds of darkness have taken root, they will grow up like noxious weeds. These seeds are flourishing and reproducing, all over the world, all around us, and inside of us. Just exactly as God’s Word so accurately proclaims.
How can we know the demon seeds have sprouted, taken root, and grown up into our lives, our mindsets, our behaviors? By the words that come out of our mouths.
The evil fruits are easy to spot if you have entered into the Reasonings of God, you can spot them in a New York minute:
The actions (sins), the attitudes (mocking, scoffing), the bondages (addictions), are all perfectly laid out and identified in the Word of God. But only one with a humble and pierced heart will have the eyes to see this. (Do you see this?)
- To the depth you have humbled yourself and submitted yourself to the Word and Kingdom of God, that will be the degree you will have discernment, understanding, knowledge, and wisdom from above.
- To the degree you have embraced the teachings of man and devils (who resolutely reject the Word of God), to that degree you will walk in deception, compromise, corruption, evil, disobedience, sin, decadence, selfishness, and will not carry the light of God in its full brightness, nor will you carry out the fruitful works that God has commanded his followers to produce and reproduce over and over and over. Even one sin will dramatically hinder, if not fully block your ways, and your words, and your fruits and your works in God.
This is just the simple truth of the matter.
- No Sin = abundant faith, power, and fruit. (Soil that produces an abundant harvest, some 100, 60, 30 times what was sown. ~Matthew 13:23)
- One sin = greatly diminishes if not fully blocks our ability to perform the works of God. Double mindedness, excuses, self justifications, lies, duplicity, enter in to the empty space that was dedicated to the joy of obeying Jesus and doing the Will of the Father, from the heart. (“He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.”
- Multiple sins = seriously compromised seed, destroys integrity, opens the door to multiple deceptions, multiple character flaws, and all kinds of foolishness and false spirituality, false worship, false fellowship, evil decadence, hypocrisy, and much worse. “If your eye be bad, your whole body will be filled with darkness. And how great will that darkness be.”
Romans 6:20-22 (KJV)
20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Can you see that everything that comes our of the mouth, comes from the heart which is either based in sin, or in righteousness? There is little middle ground.
[End of Week One]
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Personally, this is something that to me, is not honoring and glorifying to God. The Servant of God who is a beggar is not a good Witness to the Glory, Honor, and Majesty of God.
Therefore I request, that you: Please don’t add this article to any website that has a Donation (begging button) on their website. I hope you can be sensitive and see the point and importance of not associating with those who want to make a profit off the Gospel of God, that was freely given to us.
If Jesus came today, I have a picture of Him cleaning up the internet, like he cleaned out the Temple in the first century.
Also, Mark this down: Asking for donations is like begging for money on a street corner, and the Servant of God who is a beggar is not a good Witness to the Glory, Honor, and Majesty of God. Please don’t add this article to any website that has a Donation begging button, link, or service on their website, especially if they include the remark: “God will bless you for your giving,” or anything close to it. That is selling the Gospel for a profit (Like Simon the Sorcerer wanted to do, Acts 8:18-24). That begging spirit has crossed the line into salesmanship. That begging and profiteering spirit is all a part of the anti-Christ kingdom. Anyone claiming to be a follower of Jesus Christ, Our Heavenly Messiah and seeking to profit off the Gospel is Not Serving Jesus, but serving Mammon, the ruler of the Evil World. The two could not be farther apart from one another, please do not make the mistake of not recognizing the Difference between the two.
God commands you to run from the one, but to cling to the other. Please don’t ever reverse these two things: It will be for your own destruction.
Matthew 6:24-34 (KJV) 24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
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