Palestine or Israel? Just Whose land is It?

Jerusalem is one of the most fascinating places I have ever walked. It is a city of gold when the sun rests upon her at its rising or setting. It is Holy to Jewish people, Christians, and Muslims alike. It has an enormous history dating back to Abraham. In fact, it is the epicenter of the earth. Many people of many faiths all lay claim to her (Zion).

“It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it” (Zechariah 12:3).

There is perhaps no more hotly debated issue than the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, how Israel is an “Apartheid state that stole the land from the rightful owners, the Palestinians.” Well, let us allow for truth to permeate this topic, shall we?

I got this legal book here called “The Bible.” When I opened it to search for a deed to the Holy Land, guess what? Yes, I found it. Not surprisingly, in multiple places. Can you say, “Replete”? Good! It is today’s word of the day. SO Almighty God, the creator of ALL things, ruler of ALL rulers – He is the One that has the final say in this matter. He has spoken, not in some obscure passage you must cryptically cipher, but He has stated repeatedly and quite clearly. So then let us check off all the boxes and see just who has the deed to the Holy Land.

So, who is the owner?

“The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it” (Psalm 24:1).

Righto, that scripture tells us that everything there is in existence is rightfully the LORD’s. Therefore, if God wished to give something to someone, He jolly well can. He is, after all, sovereign. Interestingly, in the Word of God, He in his infinite wisdom gave a specific place to a man and his family (a specific people group):

“The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, ‘Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever’” (Genesis 13:14-15).

So then, The Owner of everything just gave a land to a man and his descendants, forever! Aha! You object, saying the Palestinians (Arabs) are descendants of Abraham. In fact, Abraham fathered MANY nations, so there! Ok, granted that is true:

“Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying, ‘As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you will be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, But your name shall be Abraham; For I have made you the father of a multitude of nations’” (Genesis 17:3-5).

However, do you recall the word for today? Yes, replete. God has a lot to say concerning this, and unless you are steeped in the erroneous doctrine of replacement theology, whereas you need to twist plain scripture into a pretzel, it will become evidently clear.

Everlasting Covenant

Concisely, a covenant was when two parties would enter an agreement by cutting animals in half, then by walking between the cut parts, vowing “May this happen to us” if they violate their agreement. The Hebrew word for covenant literally means to cut.

“The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away. Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him” (Genesis 15:11-12).

God sent birds of prey down upon the carcasses, and thus Abraham likely wore himself out fending them away. We see here that Abraham fell into a deep sleep. Then something interesting happens:

“It came about when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed between these pieces. On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, ‘To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates: the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite” (Genesis 15:17-21).

Notice in those passages, only one party passed between the pieces. God Himself. Therefore, if God cannot lie, cannot fail, and cannot deny Himself, can he violate his agreement with Abraham? Absolutely not! Thus, the LORD gave the Land to Abraham’s descendants. He also laid out the geographic area so there can be NO discrepancy of what area we are talking about.

But which descendants? Right, let us go there!

“But God said, ‘No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation’” (Genesis 17:19-20).

Righto, that crosses Ishmael and his descendants off the list. Ismael is largely believed to be the father of the Arab peoples.

Thus, God established the Everlasting Covenant with Abraham’s son Isaac and his descendants after him. Indeed, Isaac had two sons, (fraternal twins) Esau born first, and then Jacob second. Therefore, by birthright, Esau is the heir to this promise, right? Well, yes but… “Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived. But the children struggled together within her; and she said, ‘If it is so, why then am I this way?’ So she went to inquire of the LORD. The LORD said to her, ‘Two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger’” (Genesis 25:21-23).

The LORD God, in His omniscience, knew that a meddling mother would plot to have her favorite son steal the birthright through deception. “Now Isaac loved Esau, because he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob” (Genesis 25:28).

Please read Genesis chapter 27 to learn about this plot and deception. Sadly, for Rebecca, her meddling cost her from seeing her son Jacob ever again.

So then, the blessing of birthright passed to Jacob. Jacob, while fleeing for his life from Esau’s anger, encountered GOD on the way to Haran. God re-affirmed the Everlasting Covenant to Jacob:

“And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, ‘I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants. Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed’” (Genesis 28:13-14).

It seems quite clear to me that Jacob and His descendants were given this land forever. God must have REALLY wanted us to know this fact. Since the word for the day is replete…

“then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land” (Leviticus 26:42).

“He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations, The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac. Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant, Saying, ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan As the portion of your inheritance’” (Psalm 105:8-11).

“He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth. Remember His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations, The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac. He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant, Saying, ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan, As the portion of your inheritance’” (1 Chronicles 16:14-18).

Everlasting Covenant. When, pray tell, does that end exactly? Everlasting means without end maybe? So then, the Holy Land today still belongs to the Jewish people, the descendants of Jacob. It did not expire, nor was it given to other people. These are literal words commanded from Almighty God, stating QUITE clearly who the land belongs to.

No, the Jewish people were not cast off and the promises given to the church. In fact, God Himself answers the question of the Jewish people being cast out and cast away:

“Thus says the LORD, Who gives the sun for light by day And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; The LORD of hosts is His name: ‘If this fixed order departs From before Me,’ declares the LORD, ‘Then the offspring of Israel also will cease From being a nation before Me forever.’ Thus says the LORD, ‘If the heavens above can be measured And the foundations of the earth searched out below, Then I will also cast off all the offspring of Israel For all that they have done,’ declares the LORD” (Jeremiah 31:35-37).

Well then, that seals that. I am certain all those calamities have not happened. I am no genius, but I think I can tell that the sun and stars are still there. Therefore, God has not forgotten His Covenant, His People, or His land.

Long before May 14th, 1948, God said the Jewish people shall return to their own land. The modern State of Israel was born in a single day, before the pains and trials of birth. Most nations are birthed during or after a struggle for independence. Israel was an exception, being born with no pain; then the struggle came afterwards. Just as Isaiah foretold:

“Before she travailed, she brought forth; Before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy, Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons. Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery?’ says the LORD. ‘Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?’ says your God” (Isaiah 66:7-9).

“Then it will happen on that day that the Lord Will again recover the second time with His hand The remnant of His people, who will remain, From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, And from the islands of the sea. And He will lift up a standard for the nations And assemble the banished ones of Israel, And will gather the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth” (Isaiah 11:11-12).

For a second time. That rules out this prophecy being attributed to Babylonian exile. What other time were the Jewish people uprooted? Indeed so, I believe this refers to the scattering by the Roman empire after The Bar Kokhba revolt. Oh, yes… “Replete”:

“Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 43:5-6).

“Also I will restore the captivity of My people Israel, And they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them; They will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, And make gardens and eat their fruit. I will also plant them on their land, And they will not again be rooted out from their land Which I have given them,’ Says the LORD your God” (Amos 9:14-15).

These prophecies have been and are currently being fulfilled to this day. The scattered remnant is going home. I also believe it is a matter of time before God even pries His people out of America and back home to the land given them by God.

Brethren, I know this has been a concise treatment on the subject. I hope this sheds some light on just who has deed to the Holy Land. God’s word is quite clear on the Jewish people being the rightful owners of the land. I earnestly challenge that you examine all the scriptures I quoted in totality. Knowing these scriptures will help arm yourself against those who try to assert the Jewish people have no right to the Land they inhabit. I highly recommend a good reading of Jeremiah chapter 31 as it will summarize this EVERLASTING COVENANT.

Also, I challenge you to think on these questions:

If God changed His mind about His promise to the Jewish people, what is to stop Him from changing His mind about the church and salvation through Jesus Christ? Where is your security if God can lie, fail, and deny Himself?

Food for thought…

Shalom,

Brian

Are you a Warrior? She is…

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Is it me, or does there seem to be an overall lack of courage among believers in the west? God has commanded us to “Be Strong and Courageous” numerous times throughout the Bible. Too many of us operate under the yoke of fear. We have become a society of apathy, decadence, cruelty, and cowardliness. As believers should we not firstly obey God? I certainly think He might know better than we do, yes?

Let’s clarify a few things first. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, Ephesians 2:8

I am ALL about grace and no one despises legalism more than I. It implies that Christ’s work on the cross was not enough. Bear in mind throughout what I write, I am not discussing salvation. I am writing these things assuming the reader is saved. If you are not saved STOP NOW! READ THIS: HOW CAN I BE SAVED

I am exhorting us to walk better in Him our Master and Lord. If we claim we are His, should we not obey God always? His word tells us to:

“If you love Me, keep My commandments. John 14:15

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. John 14:23

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. James 1:22

“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do the things which I say? Luke 6:46

I could go on and on with scores of scriptures in the New Testament alone.

Since God  tells us over and over to be “Be Strong and Courageous” shouldn’t we heed His command?  Brethren, it is time that we as individuals come to that reckoning.

For far too long, I listened to my brothers and sisters solving all the problems of the church. Constantly worrying about how others ought to be doing X, Y, and Z. Yet they themselves do little or nothing but are concerned with another. I am counted guilty of that very same thing. Thankfully, a trip to Gods woodshed (massive conviction) drove that arrogance far from me.

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. How do you build the Roman empire? One brick at a time. Therefore, how do you make church ready for what is coming? Yes, one individual at a time. Just as in the days of Nehemiah each person MUST concentrate on the little bit of wall in front of their house. The result: the city walls were completed and fortified. If we as individuals obey God, the church becomes very much effective as a whole.

Bevelyn Beatty

Finally, a doer is out on the front lines! Is this person some big tough brave guy? No. This ferocious warrior is 29-year-old lady that has had enough of Satan, his lies, his destruction, his murder, his deceit, and his distortion of God’s truth. We all were introduced to her a few weeks past when she made national headlines painting over the Black Lives Matter mural in New York City.  The more I researched this amazing young woman the more inspired I get. She gets all around the country fighting for the Lord and opposing evil.

 

Watch this interview of her:

 Here she is near an abortion clinic with some self proclaimed witches heckling her:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO HER MINISTRY FACEBOOK PAGE FOR VIDEO

 

I don’t know about you all but, I am very inspired by her courage. It seems she literally obeys God, walks with him, and loves Jesus in the face of opposition and fearlessly.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Revelation 12:11

Ms. Beatty is VERY Precious to God. When someone is VERY precious to God, they become equally precious to Satan. She needs our prayers for safety.

She certainly has the courage of Esther!

Rally yourselves and get in the fight! <—–Me included

Shalom,

Brian

 

 

 

Twitter Twitter Twitter… You’re an Abomination to God.

A dear friend of mine stated: “Where there is a double standard, there is a hidden agenda. You need to find it”

If it’s not clear as the nose on your face now, “Big Tech” is one of the largest proponents of serving Satan. Does it surprise you that Twitter takes down postings from the President of the United States of America but allows them from Iran’s supreme leader with impunity?

One thing that upsets me is Injustice. A double standard is an abomination to the LORD.

False weights and unequal measures— the LORD detests double standards of every kind. (Proverbs 20:10)

Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good. (Proverbs 20:23)

I’m not judging nor condemning fellow believers for keeping it (Twitter). In-fact God may have you on that platform to serve Him and His will.  Just be ready to get banned for telling the truth. Remember brethren, if you’re getting persecution for the Gospels sake, you’re being effective against the forces of wickedness. Hang in there, you’re reward will be great!

By God’s perfect standard. Twitter is an abomination to Him.  This news article should make that clear:

US is ‘Satan,’ Israel is its ‘Chained Dog,’ But Twitter Gives Ayatollah’s Tweets a Pass

(CNSNews.com) – Iran’s supreme leader, in a tweet Wednesday that was not flagged, restricted, or blocked by Twitter, called the United States “Satan” and labeled Israel America’s “chained dog,” drawing fresh attention to questions about the platform’s content policies.

“Today more than ever, the interest of the Islamic Nation lies in unity, the type of unity that creates power against enemies and shouts out loudly at the embodied Satan, the encroaching US, and its chained dog, the Zionist regime, and stands up against aggression,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted on his English-language feed.

The tweet was a paraphrased excerpt of a speech he gave marking the annual Hajj season.

(In the speech itself, he called for an Islamic unity “that can let out a thunderous cry at the embodiment of Satan – transgressing America – and at its mad dog, the Zionist regime.” He also threatened “bitter consequences” for Muslim politicians who condone Israel’s “survival.”)

The tweet was posted on the same day as a Twitter representative told an Israeli parliamentary committee, in relation to provocative tweets by Khamenei, that “comments on political issues” and “foreign policy saber-rattling” do not generally violate Twitter’s rules.

Ylwa Pettersson was responding to a question about why the platform allows Khamenei’s tweets while it has been restricting some of President Trump’s.

“You’ve recently started flagging the tweets of President Trump,” said human rights attorney Arsen Ostrovsky, taking part in the hearing. “Why have you not flagged the tweets of Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei, who has literally called for the genocide of Israel and the Jewish people?”

 

Speaking via video link,https://www.mrctv.org/embed/552236 Pettersson replied: “We have an approach to world leaders that presently say[s] that direct interactions with fellow public figures, comments on political issues of the day, or foreign policy saber-rattling on military, economic issues are generally not in violation of our Twitter rules.”

Lawmaker Michal Cotler-Wunsh, chairing the discussion, interrupted, “Calling for genocide on Twitter is okay, but commenting on the political situations in certain countries is not okay?”

Pettersson did not answer the question directly, but said, “If a world leader violates our rules but [there] is a clear interest in keeping that up on the service we may place it behind a notice that provides some more context about the violation, and allows people to click through if they wish to see that type of content.”

She said that was what happened with Trump’s tweet last May, in which he said – in the context of rioting in Minneapolis – “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Twitter at the time limited the tweet’s visibility.

“That tweet was violating our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of – of the last line of that tweet, and the risk that it could possibly inspire harm, and similar actions,” Pettersson said.

SOURCE

All you Twitter bots out there.. Heed this warning:

 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him! (Psalm 2:12)

Because HE is coming…

Shalom,

Brian

 

Be afraid… Be VERY Afraid! NO, Don’t Be!

Brethren, yes, I get it. The world is bombarding us with 24/7 doom and gloom such as riots, looting, lawlessness, COVID 19, political corruption, wars, terror, and all other forms of Godlessness you can imagine. People are losing their jobs for speaking out against such evils, churches are being fined for meeting, and even the United States Supreme Court upheld a violation of the 1st amendment, limiting the number of people that can attend a church service.

We believers are under attack from all sides and angles. Sadly, many believers are not even aware that they are being distracted and conditioned for something with a hidden agenda. Indeed, many genuine believers are drowning in fear. We would expect this from the unsaved people of the world as the events of the day are hopeless to them. But, why are many in the church cowering in fear? From pastors and elders terrified of government officials, to the layperson in the pew preoccupied with the worries of the day.

Where is this spirit of fear coming from? Who is this hidden enemy? Let us look at the “Angry Mob.” They throw bricks through windows and then cart off cars, TV sets, and jewelry (STEALING). They prowl the streets harming and murdering others (KILLING). They wreck, smash, and burn public and private property (DESTROYING). Right, then let us see… Just whose M.O. (modus operandi) is that? This spirit goes by many names. He is called a thief, a dragon, a serpent, accuser of the brethren, and the adversary (Satan) “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” (John 10:10a). There is a spirit of immense power and destruction with an innumerable host of demons that wants to steal your peace, kill your body, and destroy your soul.

I don’t know about you all, but it seems to me we are at war. Not a war for territory, wealth, or natural resources, but a war for the souls of men. It is you and I that stand in opposition to the objectives of the adversary. Therefore, you and I must be silenced, neutralized, and eliminated. Do you not know that as true born-again saints that the Holy Spirit resides in you? “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16). It is hard to imagine the hatred harbored against you just for that fact. Do we not know that God is with us? “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?” (Romans 8:31).

Despite all the “Doom and Gloom” being fed to us, it is not that bad, ~YET~. Bad is coming. If you are brushed up on your eschatology (end-times studies), you can clearly see a horrific picture painted of the wrath of God being poured out upon the rebellious world. A wrath that believers will be spared from (rapture). Even so, before the rapture happens, those who are blood-bought by Christ, we will still face persecution and tribulations in this world. We ought not to fear such times, but instead embrace them. If the fact that we are bought with blood, claimed by God as one of His, and an utter annoyance and displeasure to the enemy just for sharing the Gospel, then let it be a joy to our souls to be such an annoyance to the enemy.

Do not fear the world or the spirit of it!

Brethren, I am not coming from a high and mighty horse telling you to be fearless because I never fear. Quite counter, I too am being worn down from this world. I have been crippled by fear in my life. I thank God for repentance and His word of truth. His word is replete concerning how we should handle fear. Let us heed His word concerning fear:

“The LORD is for me; I will not fear what can man do to me?” (Psalm 118:6). To be sure, man can take your life away, but can man condemn your soul to eternal damnation? “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

King David, while relentlessly being hunted by Saul, cried out with all his heart, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident” (Psalm 27:1-3).

God Himself speaking in Isaiah:

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). “I am with you” Said the LORD. This was reiterated upon the great commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20). He said, “I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.” If Almighty God who cannot lie, cannot fail, and cannot deny Himself promised this, it MUST be so. If God is for us…

John states this fact: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love” (1 John 4:18).

Therefore, if we are perfected in love and have peace with God, what can we fear? If we are killed for being an ambassador of the Gospel, then so be it. The transition will be seamless. One moment we will be in this “body of death,” in this broken, fallen world, and the next instant we will be in the presence of God, perhaps hearing something like this: “And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, ‘HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME‘” (Revelation 4:8).

If we are put into chains and imprisoned for this Gospel, then let us start a prison ministry. I am QUITE sure prisons are full of souls that yearn for and need the forgiveness and salvation only Christ Jesus can give. That spirit of the LORD is within you and me, perfecting us to be Christlike: “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners” (Isaiah 61:1).

It is this Gospel that we are commissioned to share with the lost that puts us all on the “MUST be DESTROYED” list of Satan. Do not capitulate further into fear. Get off this drumbeat 24/7 doom and gloom news cycle that is permeating deep within you. STOP, turn off the TV, and open your Bible. After all, the prophets of the Bible are surer than tomorrow’s headlines.

Those are just a few examples of God commanding us not to be fearful. It is fear that can stumble us, can silence us sharing the Gospel, push us into sinful habits, and outright wound our soul deep to its core. It was fear that made Peter deny Jesus three times. The Bible account tells us that Peter “Wept Bitterly.” “The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, ‘Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.’ And he went out and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:61-62). Put yourself in Peter’s shoes (or rather sandals) and tell me his soul was not wounded.

Do not let the choice of fear disable us. As one of my beloved brothers says, “You are Plan A. There is no Plan B.” In God’s plan, we (the church remnant) are Plan A. Just as Jesus going to the rugged tree was Plan A, Sovereign God does not have a Plan B! The LORD stated over and over and over, “Fear NOT, for I AM With you!” Therefore, if God is telling us not to fear, and our pea brains are screaming to cower, who would you say knows best? Yes, always submit to God. In fact, He, in His infinite wisdom, left us the answer to combat this evil spirit of fear (Satan): “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Granted, I’m not a rocket scientist, but I think this scripture is perfectly clear. By submitting to God and resisting the devil, a massively powerful being will flee from you. Looks to me like the devil is the “fraidy cat.” Simple enough. Submit to God. Resist the devil.

Fear God!

The Bible says: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).

“And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding‘” (Job 28:28).

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever” (Psalm 111:10).

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7).

We are adopted sons (and daughters) of Father God: “For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’” (Romans 8:15). But it says “not a spirit of slavery leading to fear.” Indeed so. That is a fear of eternal punishment. The “fear of God” does not mean to be afraid. It means to be reverent and in awe of Him.

Since the nuclear family has been nuked, it is becoming harder to make this comparison, but I shall, nevertheless: As a small child we looked at our father in awe. He was WAY bigger, stronger, taller, and louder. When that booming voice said, “BED,” you might have gulped, and despite not wanting to go to bed, you obeyed. Failure to comply might lead to any form of discipline. We also knew DEEP down in our heart that “DAD” would protect us. Even from those little evil monsters that lived under the bed. That is called a healthy fear of reverence and awe. This is the fear we need to have of Father God. He is, after all, the “Ultimate Awesome Father.”

Therefore, we ought to heed His instruction, obey His rules, accept His discipline, and Love Him with all our heart: “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might” (Deuteronomy 6:5).

Trust in the LORD

Brethren, we are left with a choice to make. Do we choose to listen to the lord of the world, the liar and thief? The prince of the air: “according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2b), who is also the prince of the airwaves.

The mass media, unbeknownst to them, are serving a satanic agenda. The influence of FEAR is now to the point that many pastors are becoming compliant to the conditioning for the antichrist to come, thus suspending in-person church services until next year. All because of fear.

Let us ALL choose to trust in the LORD. “In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:11).

Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)

“But let all who take refuge in You be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You shelter them, That those who love Your name may exult in You. For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him with favor as with a shield” (Psalm 5:11-12).

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe” (Proverbs 18:10).

Brethren, I urge you to take a stand for the word of God. When trouble comes, and it will, call upon the LORD: “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me” (Psalm 50:15).

Rally yourselves and get back in the battle!

Shalom,

Brian