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Thoughts For The Day

by on Sep.07, 2016, under Uncategorized

Subject: Thoughts For The Day

Isa 63:11  Then he remembered the days of old, Moses and his people, saying: “Where is He who brought them up out of the sea With the shepherd of His flock? Where is He who put His Holy Spirit within them,

God has memories and sometimes, like us, He ‘remembers’… He remembers the ‘good times’ and the ‘bad times’… He remembers our ‘love and loyalty’ for Him, and He remembers when we fail to love Him and be loyal.  He remembers all these things, and yet, He says that when the Kingdom comes, all things will be new…

Rev_21:5  Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

Heb_8:12  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Heb_10:17  And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

Rev_21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

God is in love with Israel! He loves her and wants to marry her! That does comfort me as well.
He thinks about her and cares for her and is highly concerned about her welfare!
He intends to make her His Bride, and provide for, love and cherish her for all eternity!
Will God ‘forget the past’?  Will He cleanse even His own mind of all the evil that has occurred and separated us from Him?  Will He forget all His own memories of these things and start fresh with His new bride and newly born family? Or will He only cleanse and remove these things from our minds?

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The Self

by on Sep.03, 2016, under Uncategorized

The Self…

Amazing what Truths The Verses of Your Bible Contain!

Deuteronomy 8:1-3 (KJV)

“All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that
ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware
unto your fathers. And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God
led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee,
to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or
no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna,
which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee
know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out
of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.”

Let’s examine these verses and see what He was talking about.

From the context, it should be clear that He was speaking of ALL the
Commandments… not just a few!

“All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do,…”

Friends, ALL means ‘ALL’! But WHY? Why ‘observe’ them? Why ‘do’ them? Why KEEP
‘ALL’ these Commandments??

So..”..that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the
LORD sware unto your fathers.”

Obviously, ‘ALL of the Commandments’ is an issue with God!! It is HIS LAW, and
HE knows that those who DO and KEEP those commandments, will be happy! They will
have better lives and healthy children! They will be SAFE in their own land,
with God’s Protection! They will participate in God’s deliverance of the
PROMISES He made to our fathers!

God wanted them to THINK, and to REMEMBER! He wanted them to remember all the
marvelous things He did and all the ways He instructed, and all the ways HE
LOVED and CARED for them, those forty, long years! He wanted them to remember
those things and to APPRECIATE them, and to WANT them! He wanted them to humble
themselves and desire HIS WAY, over and above their way! Reading and meditating
on these things, gives US the opportunity to also THINK and REMEMBER all the
ways He has loved and cared for US! It gives US the opportunity to APPRECIATE
these things and to honor and praise HIM! As we do these things, it gives HIM
the opportunity to see what is in OUR HEARTS, and whether WE will keep His
Commandments or not!

“…And thou shalt remember all ‘the way’ which the LORD thy God led thee these
forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what
was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.”

The Way

‘The Way’ is the thing! There are several ‘ways’ that mankind can go.. making up
their own mind, they can go off in all directions… But God has ‘His Way’ and
THAT is THE WAY that He wants His Children to go! He wants to be the TEACHER and
the LEADER! He wants to RULE in the hearts of His Children and for them to be
submissive and yielded to HIM! But modern, nominal Christians, for the most
part, are a rebellious bunch! They want ‘their way’! They want to be in charge!!
Just like the Children of Israel, they are in need of ‘humbling’!

God led the children of Israel in the wilderness… He LED them, TAUGHT them,
and WORKED WITH them, to “humble them”. He was striving to show them how much
they needed Him and that THEY were not ‘self-sufficient’!! Even though they were
SLAVES to the Egyptians, they still had hearts that were full of PRIDE!

God wanted to humble them, and PROVE THEM… He wanted to give them His Law, and
find out if they were willing to KEEP IT! He wanted ‘to know what was in (their)
heart, whether they would KEEP his commandments, or no.’

Many sincere people today, ‘SAY’ that there was no way that the people could
keep God’s Law! They claim that the only reason God gave the Law, was TO PROVE
TO THE PEOPLE THAT THEY COULD NOT KEEP IT! That is part of the DECEPTION, and
mass confusion that envelopes our planet today!!

The TRUTH of Scripture shows that God was testing and PROVING them to SEE IF
they WOULD keep it! That means, of course, that the keeping of it was NOT
‘impossible’ as most professing Christians claim today!

God LED them, and He FED them!

Deuteronomy 8:1-3 (KJV) “…And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger,
and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know;
that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every
word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.”

Today, the masses of sincere “Christians” are LED and FED by their pastors and
teachers… they are led, to reject God’s Truth, and His LAW! They are FED with
traditions and interpretations that hide or obfuscate the truth that God wants
to give them! Today, they don’t KNOW that they are to live by EVERY WORD of God,
but, instead, they have been led to believe the lie that THEY can decide for
themselves how they should live, and that God is happy with that. Well, He is
the LORD! He changes NOT! He said so!

Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

WHAT IT SHOWS

Deuteronomy 8:1-3 shows clearly that God desires for His people to KEEP ALL OF
HIS COMMANDMENTS!! ALL TEN! But today, many will reject ALL TEN, that they might
later, bring back NINE of them and by that, DEFINE SIN for themselves!!

Or, they will quote these verses:

Mat 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting
him, and saying, Mat 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Mat 22:38 This is the first
and great commandment. Mat 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love
thy neighbour as thyself. Mat 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law
and the prophets.,

….not seeing, or acknowledging that this is a SUMMATION of the TEN
Commandments, the first four showing us HOW to “Love God” and the last six
showing us HOW to “Love our neighbor”! Without ‘The Ten’, quoting this
‘summation’ is merely another attempt to find justification for doing it their
own way, instead of God’s Way!

Today’s Christian has been taught to REJECT the keeping of the Sabbath Day, and
to replace it with the ‘day of the sun’… and to believe that God is ‘good with
that’.. ??

These verses show that God intends for man to LIVE by His word(s) and NOT by
their own words, or ideas! Those who teach and preach that Christ came to ‘free
us from the law’, are wrong!

These verses also show something else! They SHOW YOU AND I what is in OUR HEART!
They show us what God wants, and they give us the opportunity to see what WE
WANT, and to compare the two!!

Are our desires the same as God’s??

Do we desire to be, and do, as God Commands, or are we on a different path?

Sometimes, it’s good to evaluate the ‘self’…..

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