Posts Tagged ‘ luxury ’

Drinking Nazir and Silent Preachers!

Dec
14
2012

God chose out the most elite among the young mature men of Israel to be nazir and prophets. Nazir were those who made a vow to God and could not let anything get in the way of fulfilling their vow, not even stopping for a fruit drink, or cutting their hair. They were to be steadfast in reaching their goal and then returning to the Temple to be purified and released from the vow.

Paul became nazir to obey God and go to Jerusalem again, probably for a feast day. Even though he was an apostle to the Gentiles, and hundreds of miles away, he made a vow to return and make a required feast. Others served God in this way, always seeking to obey God and vowing to perform His duty in some fashion.

Prophets, or better known today as Preachers, were also sent by God with a message to Israel, and told to make sure the Israelites heard. Often the best way to do that was to get up at one of the great feasts and repeat the message to the crowds that gathered at the Temple to sacrifice and listen to speeches.

The normal Jewish reaction was to make those that were nazir drink some kind of fruit drink, knowing that such violated their vow to God. In other words, they did not consider such zealous obedience to God as deserving respect. They belittled it and forcibly sought to undo the vow by disqualifying the person under obligation by a vow given by God.

Regarding the prophets, they would command they not speak for God, and that they just be quiet. Those that persisted were executed. Often God’s spokesman was just one against a thousand that spoke what people wanted to hear, and completely opposite what God wanted said.

God is going to put Israel through another holocaust because they refuse to follow His Word or His spokesmen. They completely reject His Son, Jesus, the Messiah.

The problem is, God focuses on Israel and their problems, and the reason He will continue to pummel them till they get things right. Where does that put the Gentiles? If God is really angry at what the Jewish people do to the men of God, what will He do with the Gentiles that are even worse when it comes to holy people?

The holy men of God today are either without work, in prison, or dead. They are not allowed to speak openly about the things God says. America was the last place on earth where Baptists fought to have a right to speak openly about God’s word, have the children of America taught God’s word and prayer and to freely worship God without restrictions. These hard fought for measures have been cancelled in the United States so that it can be like all other nations, the majority of which kill Christians in mass killings after using them as slaves of the state to perform inhuman work in deadly conditions.

Meanwhile, clowns and entertainers have taken over the function of holy men, saying only things that fill the coffers of self-serving luxury and immoral depravity. They have taken the holy atmosphere of solemn worship and hymn singing done in the homes of the devout and built huge warehouses for the seduction of humanity, and the extracting of wealth from even those that have nothing. They make promises that never are fulfilled and become apt at lulling a nation into a stupor as it falls into disaster and under God’s curse.

Which crowd do you support and identify with today? Is it the broad way to your own eternal destruction and punishment or the one that is only for the persecuted but heavenly focused individual?

These thoughts come from Amos 2:12

God’s Spirit Poured Out

Oct
12
2011

Today’s devotions centered around the famous and often misused verse, Joel 2:28. The context is how things are going to be in the Millennium, after Christ has completed his all out warfare campaign to take over the Earth.

The world has sold itself to the Devil and all that is wicked, even though it does not have the right to do so. The world stands for everything that is against God.

Mankind fully believes that sin is a luxury and privilege.  Christianity is a religion of sinful privilege, instead of a religion of separation from sin as taught in the Scriptures. As such, Churches flaunt their lack of interest in Spiritual matters and laws of Scripture for that which is sinful and condemned by God. They claim they “live by grace” but have no grace, because they have no boundaries as set forth by their Creator.

So, once there is a very bitter military campaign to take the world over again, and most of the population of the world will be killed, and the only people left are those that accept God, His Word, His salvation, and His Spirit, God’s Holy Spirit will be poured out on all.

Now the verse is very clear that this pouring out of God’s Spirit is on all creatures. Wild animals are wild because they have no spirit in them. They are just bodies controlled by lust and appetite. They have no sense of right or wrong or any sense of boundaries. It is what the world seeks to become: Human wild animals! But, just as a rabid animal has to be executed, all that adopt such thinking have to be executed as well.

But, the indication of the pouring out of all of God’s Spirit will be seen in the social changes. This verse is everything but what the Pentecostal and Charismatic cults have done with the verse! Society will be so different that the younger folks will go about proclaiming God’s word. Instead of being out there to play and abuse themselves and all they meet, they will be studying the Scriptures and going about preaching what they learn!

Next the elderly will be very energetic and full of vigor, so that they are able to dream about things, and act as if they are youngsters. The point being, instead of becoming sedentary and very weak as they age, they will remain vigorous, active and full of energy and enthusiasm.

And thirdly, the younger men will be full of vision about how things need to be and in full awareness of how to accomplish what needs to be done. The contrast is the younger men of today who are impetuous, and do things without an awareness of what they are really doing.

Those who are the true believer in God, His Son, and His redemption, are given the Holy Spirit to help them learn and develop. There are very few today that have the Holy Spirit of God indwelling them. In the future, once the world is forced to comply with God, the Spirit of God will be on all creatures of the world. “Worldliness” will be done, and gone. Wholesomeness, vitality, energy, and awareness will the norm!

So, come Lord Jesus! Lets get started!