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Democracy

We’re back! It’s been a while since we entered a thought about Bible Prophecy from our studies, but we are hopefully ready to return to this feature.

Today, the study was in Isaiah 14! Yes, that chapter!

The situation we find is that people are programmed in this humanistic age to believe the Biblical way of doing things is by democracy, or majority rule! It is very funny how much California is considered a very liberal minded Democratic state, yet the vote of the people is overwhelmingly ignored and rejected by the courts, leaders and in fact, everyone!

We vote on important laws about English is the language of the state, or about the marriage being only between a man and a woman, or about how drug laws must be upped, or about all sorts of good things. But you can always count on the fact that the majority decision will be overthrown by a select few pompous clowns somewhere in the government, who believe they have the better decision making abilities that the public.

Frankly, the State of California is a dictatorship. The very few, usually appointed fools, run the state and the rest of the world can just go jump! To make matters even weirder, voter fraud is a huge open problem, but the few say this is not to be tampered with! Interesting.

There are also a huge number of stupid things the public will vote for (or we are lead to believe they voted for by those same suspected poll numbers). These almost always will go through without a hitch, and become law instantly!

The Bible makes it clear that majority rule is almost always going to be wrong in our world today. There cannot be a possibility of Godly, moral, ethical, righteous decisions that will ever come from a majority position. The majority will always side with the wrong, evil, distorted, selfish, hateful approach to a solution. It will go on until there is world unity about a world government, and this world governor will be the embodiment of the Devil, Satan, the great deceiver. He will sit on the throne ruling all nations in a very powerful way to remove all the Saints from the earth, and every Jewish person as well. He will be openly vile and evil, yet the world will worship at his feet.

But, Isaiah paints a very interesting picture that is so typical of human nature. We set up gods and then just as quickly as we swore undying commitment to this god, we turn on it and revel in its destruction! Talk about fickleness! Talk about being driven about by every wind of doctrine and opinion. Talk about not being able to recognize truth when we are staring it in the face!

All the world will be unified to come together under the most vile leader of all times, and then soon afterwards, when God smashes him, the world will be surprised that the leader has been just another hollow creature of a man, just as weak and stupid as the “majority” of people on the earth.

Broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are that go down that road. The lonely but solid and safe road is the one of righteousness and careful plodding, that follows what is right and true and in unity with the Holy Bible instruction we study each day. So, are you in the majority of the wild crowds that destroy? Or are you one of the few, brave, and strong?

Theodore Roosevelt

We have an article on Theodore Roosevelt, but it needed some more clarification and fact checking. Deborah Macomber, my oldest daughter, did that for us last weekend. She was not able to prove the story about him having his cabinet members search Bibles for the basis of the Monroe Doctrine, but it appears this was not something out of character for him. Can you imagine the last four presidents asking their Cabinet members to come to an emergency meeting to help him find verses in the Bible about an issue that impacts this country? We can only dream of such things, but our Presidents of the past thought nothing of doing such things!

Use this link to find out more: The Extraordinary Theodore Roosevelt.

International Trade

The United States has been hammering out Free Trade Agreements with all the nations of the world for many years. It does not matter what presidential administration is in power, the same work goes on under Democratic or Republican presidents and gets ratified in the Senate by majorities. Each time a Trade Agreement has passed, there has been severe cuts in American jobs and benefits.

While the few that know about the agreements say they boost the American economy and provide jobs, the opposite has in fact happened each time. While fat cats in politics and international corporations get fatter, the results for the average American citizen is never good. The agreements guarantee the American people will be stuck buying goods that do not meet up to American standards and large numbers of jobs will move to foreign lands.

The Bible consistently has a term for these arrangements. It is called political prostitution. It is never called anything else. There is no other way to describe it, other than harlotry. The American dream used to be autonomy. Presidents and Congress people would promise to make the United States independent of foreign goods and supplies. That promise is no longer even mentioned. Politicians today are hell-bent to prostitute our country, and don’t even lie about it to be elected!

What is wrong with international trade? People pay in two countries for the desires of a few people to get filthy rich for doing nothing. Just like a pimp beats, tortures, and abuses his prostitutes, these politicians and corporation owners do the same to the common worker. They force people to make goods for a nation they hate, and they force production for little or no reasonable wage.

Do we need these trade agreements? The answer is a loud No! The only time these agreements are needed is when a product is not worth exporting or importing. When America was a God-fearing country, they built the best wagons in the world and every nation sought after American carriages and wagons. They were tough, stylish, and inexpensive, even after paying shipping costs. There was no real prostitution, because the Americans were earning good wages and the foreigners were paying in gold backed currency. Things were on a level playing field.

But things can go wrong. Politicians will use good things happening to try to tap into the revenue stream to rob the worker to give to the destroyers and wasters. They will use government to regulate and destroy anything done in free enterprise to bring it under socialist-communist controls. So, a loyal good relationship that extends to foreign lands by a person in America, will be seized at to turn it into a prostitution arrangement headed up by pimps and politicians for the “common good” which is just the cover for gangster government.

Sailor Lifestyle Condemned

Today’s verse is Isaiah 23:4 which is badly translated, glossing over the potent condemnation of the life of sailors. Specifically, the port city of Sidon will be brought to utmost shame and ruin, as the fortress of the sea condemns the port for not promoting family morality.

The life of a sailor has historically been one of gross immorality and anti-family morals. Not only is the man of the house gone (and now women) and temptation to do wrong the norm among peers, but those at home are tempted to violate marriage and morals. God designed that a family be made of a woman and man working in harmony following His Word, and children experiencing the promotion of high moral values like virginity, education, sharp mental acuity, and clean moral values and manners. With either the man or woman being away, this will not happen properly. There will be distortions and lack of balance in the home.

Specifically condemned is the fact that sailors are not there when childbirth happens. Childbirth is a long process that starts a year before birth (and longer), and becomes more intense after pregnancy. Things culminate with the painful birth process for the couple, which is followed by months of sleepless nights and worry, and intense labor to see the child gets a good start in life. The life of a sailor boycotts this whole process.

Next, a sailors life does not build capable, strong, ethical, moral young men. It builds the opposite. Boys enamored with the sea spurn education, moral values, honor of authority, dignified demeanor and conduct, and above all, God. Living at sea does not produce sound, great young men.

Next, a sailor’s life does not promote virginity, and high feminine values among girls. Instead it promotes prostitution, alcoholism, promiscuity, and everything contrary to an elevated and honored woman. Girls instead are demeaned and nothing more than sex toys, and feminism is promoted rather than godly womanhood, and motherhood.

The result of a life that is dependent on the sea is a broken down town, where crime and corruption is rampant, and where children are not raised, but instead left to their own devises or the controls of a government that will not discipline or allow proper familial love to be applied. The end result is a lawless and deadly zone that has to be completely obliterated to preserve human life and dignity.

It is interesting to note that the great sea fortresses are the ones that speak this shame on the port. Even today when the ships are actually floating cities with every possible human want supplied, promiscuity reigns supreme even on military ships. Now with women sailing with men, there is no limit to the adultery and broken lives that come from being a sailor, or navy person. Disease and uncleanness abound even on the most “sterile” of ships because of filthy sexual habits of those on board. Then when on land, it pours over like never before in unabated lust and destruction, all enhanced by drugs and alcohol.

God hates the filth that sea living has generated, and will bring an end to it all when the Messiah returns to this earth. Will you be one of those who will die at sea or in port? Flee such a life!

Automatic Moral Growth

Revelation 22:11 puzzles some people, but it is really very simple in the Greek and other languages. The point is that people are not morally static in their development. A person’s character develops one way or another all the time. We have the ability to shape our souls to either be holy, righteous, honorable, pure, clean, etc. or to shape ourselves more and more in dishonesty, harmfulness, evil, filthiness, morbidness, sadness, etc.

We do not stay at one level and freeze ever! We are always moving toward the image of God-likeness (godliness) or away from God (eternal damnation).

Our souls are always moving, they do not sit still. A person that lies, starts out with little lies, and if let to get away with it as a child, grows to an adult that is a chronic liar and frankly cannot tell the truth. Only God can break such a trend, but it is with much effort that it gets changed. Otherwise the person will grow in impudence to the point he becomes a monster.

This is frankly the major reason God shortened man’s life from the 1000 years He first gave to just a 10th of that. A millennia of developing corruption is simply too much.  The path of our life is set early on in life, and very little changes after that.

Hence the old proverb to train children in the way they should go, and they will be the same when they are older. Training is not easy, and is harder than parents think. Training is a consistent lifestyle day in and day out. It is a disciplined life. An undisciplined child will be even more undisciplined in adulthood. It is just a fact of life.

But there is good news. A person that applies themselves to being holy, when young, will grow in holiness throughout their lives. As they mature, they will be more holy. As they age, they will be even more holy.

So what about the people that were “holy” in adulthood, but are perverse in old age? I would say they were corrupt in adulthood and only had the airs of holiness, but inwardly they were quite sinful. As they aged they lost the ability to hide their true condition, and the real inner person shows. They lived a life of shameful degradation, and not true holiness.

So, in Revelation, the warning is given as to why there is a Heaven and Hell. People increase in the moral condition they choose. A wicked person continues to become more wicked even after death. There is only one place such a soul can go. They cannot be in heaven, because such growth cannot be tolerated. They must be placed in hell, and isolated and uncomfortable so they cannot harm others. They must have their bodies removed, so they cannot harm themselves. They must be suspended forever in torment, to control the development of the prison they have locked themselves into for eternity.

A person that is holy, pure, totally observant to the laws of God and His Word, are those that will grow that way forever. They will continue to devote themselves to the study of Scripture and the carrying out of God’s instructions. They will be useful servants to God for eternity. God thus rewards them for their pure lifestyle and has great benefits for them.

The world’s society is so harmful to holiness, it is amazing God does not strike us all down now. The word used is Unjust for the first horrible condition. This is a person that literally rejects the law of God and goes their own way. Such a person is harmful, hurtful, wrong, and committed to being unholy. The Old Testament as well as the New Testament explain what it means to be clean before God. There is a certain type of clothing and clothing style that will be worn. There are only certain foods that will be eaten and all others prohibited. There are daily devotions and prayer times that will be observed unconditionally. There are all kinds of things to learn to do and be, but they cannot get started, if we are “unjust.”

For a case in point. Women of the world want to dress like men, go where men go, do what men do, and act like men act. They were created to be beautiful and supportive creatures, not calloused, single, man-acting, man-hating beings. Men wear pants, so women insist on purging all dresses and wearing the blue jeans men wear, but as tightly as possible. That is something they can change. Women cannot normally have beards, so they insist that men shave so they have woman like faces. Men are to have short hair, so women cut their hair short so they can be free of their beautiful hair which was to serve as a covering for them. On it goes, and there seems to be no end. The result is a whole bunch of orphans roaming the streets, not being raised by anyone, and so destroyed in mind and body by adulthood, they cannot hold a job to support their lifestyles. They expect society to provide their wants and wishes.

The cycle keeps doing downhill every year as corruption increases. It gets so bad that God has to step in and completely destroy whole cities and regions to halt the evil.

We must make the right choice each day and hour! Not doing so harms our future and ourselves!

Naughty Syria

The land of Syria is a strange land. Abraham and the Israelites came from family that settled there once they left the Fertile Crescent. Isaac & Jacob’s brides’ came from family there. But as with any power, the land was hostile toward Israel during its existence, and things have not changed today. The only way Israel was kept from continually battling Syria, was when Syria was subjugated by outside power.

Syria has made incursions into Israel three times so far, crossing the boundaries God set for them and Israel, in pure violation of God’s law. This led to the breaking down of Syria until recent history.

There is no secret about the fact that Syria today is filled with the utmost hate toward Israel and the Jewish people. It wants Israel destroyed and finds rare Arab connections by joining in the fight to destroy Israel. It hosts Iran’s soldiers and helps fund them in the constant attacks on Israel property.

So far, Syria has not made much headway, and in fact has lost property in their endeavors. Israel knows that any day now, there will be a major attack from Syria and a drive to reduce Israel’s already precariously small borders.

Of course, Syria has no need of Israel’s land, nor does Israel pose any threat to Syria’s existence. If anything, Israel is a great aide because it causes a distraction for the many warring factions in Syria, so that the kings can live royally.

But, Amos 1:3 warns that Syria is going to come with bull dozers and completely scar and destroy all the land of Gilead. Any Israeli towns and villages will be destroyed and they will not have any concern about preserving the life of any Jewish people in their attack.

In other words, Syria’s plans to destroy Israel and take the northern part of the land of Jordan will be carried out. God will note it and when He comes in His Ultimate and Full Rage, God will first roar against Damascus and then destroy the nation and people.

So, although Syria poses a very real and immediate danger to Israel, and will at least partially accomplish its plans against Israel, God will have the final say, and Syria will have no standing before God. The people are corrupt and hate God to such a point there is nothing to redeem or salvage from this heathen land. And the story ends very well, at last Israel will be freed from one more outrageous neighbor, with which there can be no peace, as long as they exist.

So while Syria may think they are winning, they will loose everything in the end and very rightfully so.

Take a look at the future of Syria! God wants His followers to know the facts and how the story will end, so they can remain faithful then things look to be going horribly wrong!

See Amos 1:3 in the Prophecy Guide.

God’s Servants on the Lowly

Today’s study was on Joel 2:29 where God promises in the Millennium to pour out His Spirit on the slaves and girl servants. He had just said His Spirit would be poured out on all creatures, and to make things clear, He further delineates that even the slaves including girl servants would be given His Spirit! Wow! No one exempt.

To see this verse click on the next link: Joel 2:29 in Prophecy.

To get the extent of this change in society, the first term used is slave. These are people who are owned by other people. They are people who have to do the work normal people consider beneath their dignity. Common tasks that must be done, or things that a person does not want to have to do, are done by slaves, or servants. But there is another broad category that the Bible includes in this group. What we correctly label as public servants. Those who work in government are slaves of the people. It is interesting that most civil servants consider themselves masters of citizens, but in fact, they are nothing more than public slaves, there to do the bidding of any citizen. An citizen can take action against a public “official” and see that they suffer for poor service, wrong-doing, or incompetence. Private servants only answer to their master.

The second group mentioned is girl slaves. These are young females that are expected to serve their owners. Because they are girls, they are not expected to do a whole lot, as is expected of men, or even boys. Thus they are relegated to simple household tasks, and often not thought of very much. They pretty much serve the servants.

So what does that mean? God is saying that there is no person that will be too “low” not to have His Spirit! Even the lowliest girl or slave will be given the Holy Spirit. They will be able to grow spiritually and understand the things of God. They will not be spiritually blind, unless they insist on ignoring the Spirit of God.

Can you imagine a society in which God’s Spirit is in all citizens? We came close in some cities when this country was organized as the United States. The Moravians, and Baptists, had exclusive cities with only church members in it where God’s Spirit was prevalent. These societies had little crime, and could grow mightily spiritually. They spun off many other such towns, and were incredibly missionary minded. People loved doing business with such people and often would join, wanting to be more like them.

In contrast you had Presbyterian and Roman Societies. These hated anyone who was saved and sought to execute them. They hurled endless hatred toward those that sought to understand the Scriptures and many good solid people died under their torments. These societies were evil and filled with hatred and ill-will. They looked upon society as worthless chattel, and sought to extract all they could from citizens. Rome took everything of gold and value and sent it to the Vatican. So, not only did you have the whole government economy extracting wealth from the citizen, you had Catholicism doing it as well. It is frankly amazing that citizens can survive under these religions at all. But then again, if you look at those that live under these conditions, they are rarely rich people. They are generally extremely poor, and lowly people.

When Christ takes control of this world, all such non-sense will be ended. No longer will religious groups exist to extract all they can from people, and government will not be oppressive and all about taxing and regulating. Instead, even the youngest and most menial will have God’s Spirit directing and leading them. There will be true repentance and humility in all, and a willingness to serve others.  What a day that will be!